David Gregor Corner

CORNER, David Gregor. b. Hirschberg, Silesia (now Jelenia Góra, Poland), ca. 1587; d. Vienna, Austria, 9 January 1648. Corner studied at the Universities of Prague and Graz, and later became a Doctor of Theology at the University of Vienna. He became a Catholic priest in 1614, and served at Rötz before entering the monastery at Gottweig as a novice in 1628. In 1636 he became abbot of the monastery, but his period of office lasted only a short time because he was nominated as Rektor of the University of Vienna in 1638. Corner was the editor of the major Catholic hymnbook of the early 17th century in Austria and southern Germany, the Groß Catolisch Gesangbuch, published in 1625, enlarged in...

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