The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Hurter, Friedrich Emanuel von

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HURTER, Friedrich Emanuel von, a Swiss historian, born in Schaffhausen, March 19, 1787, died in Gratz, Aug. 27, 1865. He studied theology at Göttingen, and was gradually promoted to high ecclesiastical offices; but he was opposed on account of his high-church views, and his Geschichte Papst Innocenz III. und seiner Zeitgenossen (4 vols., Hamburg, 1834-'42) resulted in 1841 in his withdrawal from the church over which he presided in Schaffhausen, and he joined the church of Rome in 1844. In 1846 he was appointed historiographer of the emperor of Austria, who ennobled him. Among his later publications is Geschichte des Kaisers Ferdinand II. und seiner Aeltern (11 vols., Schaffhausen, 1850-'64).