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Michelis, Friedrich Bernhard Ferdinand
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(Jul 27, 1815, Münster – May 28, 1886, Freiburg im Breisgau), philosopher and Old Catholic churchman (Old Catholics). Son of a Protestant mother and a Catholic father, Michelis, following his elder brother, became a priest in 1838. He served as tutor to the Count of Westphalia and in 1844 began teaching in Duisburg. Having received his Dr.phil. in 1849, he was appointed professor at the seminary in Paderborn. In 1854 he was appointed director of the minor seminary in Münster but r…

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Oeyen, Christian, “Michelis, Friedrich Bernhard Ferdinand”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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