The General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 14

The General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 14 : Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time

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Excerpt from The General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 14: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Faber (basil), an eminent Lutheran divine, was born in 1520, at Soraw in Lusatia, on the confines Of Silesia. He was bred to letters, and successively became a teacher in the schools at Nordhausen, Tennstadt, and Quedliu burg, and lastly, rector of the Augustinian college of Er furt. He Was a zealous Lutheran, and translated into German, the remarks of Luther on Genesis. He published also observations oii Cicero, and other learned works, and was concerned in the Magdeburgh Centuries; but the chief foundation of his fame was his Thesaurus Erudi tionis Scholasticae, an undertaking which required the labour of many able men to render it complete. It was first published in 1571. After his death it was augmented and improved by Buchner, Thomasins, the great Christo pher Cellarius, and the Graev'ius s, father and son. The edition published at the Hague in 1735, in2 vols. Folio, was long esteemed the best, biit that by John Henry Leich, published at Francfort in 1749, 2 vols. Fol. Is thought supeflon' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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