Gfrörer, August Friedrich (18031861)

Gfrörer, August Friedrich, a learned German historian, born in the Black Forest; educated for the Protestant ministry; in 1828, after residence at Geneva and Rome, started as a tutor of theology, and two years later became librarian at Stuttgart; published a number of historical works, including a “Life of Gustavus Adolphus,” “Pope Gregory VII.,” a “History of Primitive Christianity,” “Church History to the Fourteenth Century”; in this last work he showed a strong leaning to Catholicism; was appointed to the chair of History in the university of Freiburg; was elected to the Frankfort parliament, and finally openly professed the Catholic faith (18031861).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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