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Schmidt, Michael Ignaz
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(Jan 30, 1736, Arnstein, Lower Franconia – Nov 1, 1794, Vienna). Chaplain in Haßfurt am Main from 1759 and tutor in the service of the count of Rotenhan from 1761, he was called around 1767 to the court of the prince-bishop of Würzburg as an educational reformer. In 1773, after the suppression of the Jesuits, he was appointed to a chair of German imperial history established ad personam in the Würzburg faculty of theology. At the behest of the prince-bishop, he also worked to reform the study of philosophy and theology in the spirit of the Cathol…

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Fitschen, Klaus, “Schmidt, Michael Ignaz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025310>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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