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Pöschl, Thomas
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(Mar 2, 1769, Höritz, Bohemian Forest – Nov 15, 1837, Vienna). After studying theology at Vienna and Linz, Pöschl was ordained to the priesthood in 1796 and appointed chaplain in Braunau am Inn. Influenced especially by M. Boos, J.E. Goßner, and Engelbert Maurer, a revivalist preacher in Graz, Pöschl became an enthusiastic millennialist (Millenarianism) in his preaching and pastoral contacts; he also held a doctrine of the devil that called Napoleon a “living devil.” Because his t…

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Bischof, Franz Xaver, “Pöschl, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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