The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Müller, Peder Erasmus

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MÜLLER, Peder Erasmus, a Danish bishop, born in Copenhagen, May 29, 1776, died Sept. 16, 1834. He was educated at the university of Copenhagen, where, after visiting France and England, he was appointed professor of theology in 1801, and in 1830 bishop of Seeland. He published theological treatises and works on the language, literature, and history of Denmark and Iceland. The most celebrated is his “Library of the Sagas” (1816-'20), in which he gives an account of all the Icelandic sagas or tales. From 1805 to 1832 he was editor of the “Danish Literary Gazette” (Dansk Literatur Tidende).