[German Version] (Jan 31, 1862, Billerbeck – Apr 8, 1932, Königstein), Jesuit hymnologist and liturgist. After graduating from Stella Matutina, the Jesuit gymnasium in Feldkirch (A) (1878), he entered the Jesuit order. From 1886 to 1897 he was professor of classical languages at Stella Matutina. While in Munich from 1903 to 1909, he engaged in extensive studies of Latin hymnology; in 1909 he became professor of liturgics at the Jesuit seminary of Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt. Besides many major and minor studies on theological and hymnological topics, his primary work is the edition of
Analecta hymnica Medii Aevi, a collection of medieval liturgical poetry begun by Guido M. Dreves. In the course of many journeys to libraries throughout Europe, he collected extensive source material for critical editions. Although his hymnographic theories are outdated, his researches on the textual history of the liturgical sequence remain significant. Franz Karl Praßl Bibliography L. Koch,
Jesuitenlexikon, 1934, 218.