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Wessenberg, Ignaz Heinrich von

(1774–1860). RC theol.; b. Dresden, Ger.; educ. Dillingen, Würzburg, Vienna; priest 1812; administrator of the diocese of Constance 1817; fostered continued clerical educ. after ordination; promoted principles of J. H. Pestalozzi* in schools; introd. masses in the vernacular; relaxed laws of celibacy; advocated a Ger. Cath. ch. only loosely connected with Rome. Works include Über die Folgen der Säcularisation; Die deutsche Kirche; Betrachtungen über die Verhältnisse der katholischen Kirche im Umfange des Deutschen Bundes; Die grossen Kirchenversammlungen des 15ten and 16ten Jahrhunderts.

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