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Knecht, August
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(Jul 22, 1866, Herxheim, Palatinate – Feb 12, 1932, Munich), was ordained to the priesthood in 1890, became pastor in Pullach (near Munich) in 1899, and associate (1900) then full professor (1910) for canon law in Bamberg. He lectured in Strasbourg from 1911 to 1918, from where he was expelled after the end of World War I, and finally became honorary professor in Munich in 1919. He worked in the fields of canon law (Dr.theol.) and state law (Dr.jur.).


Works include: Die Religions-Politik Kaiser Justinians I., 1896

System des Justinianischen Kirch…

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May, Georg, “Knecht, August”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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