The New International Encyclopædia/Mörikofer, Johann Kaspar

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MÖRIKOFER, mẽ'rĭ-kṓ'fẽr, Johann Kaspar (1799-1877). A Swiss literary and ecclesiastical historian, born at Frauenfeld. He studied at Zurich, taught in his birthplace, and was pastor at Gottlieben from 1851 to 1869. His historical works have scientific value and literary charm; they include Die schweizerische Mundart im Verhältnis zur hochdeutschen Schriftsprache (1838); Klopstock in Zürich (1851); Die schweizerische Litteratur des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts (1861); Ulrich Zwingli (1867-69); and Geschichte der evangelischen Flüchtlinge in der Schweiz (1876).