Linguist, philosopher, author, born Berlin, Germany, 1818; died New York, New York, 1899.
The son of French Huguenot parents, he became a Catholic and in 1841 entered the Society of Jesus.
After studying at the Roman College, he was forced by the Revolution to flee to America, 1848; here he taught theology and other subjects at Fordham College and scholasticate, with short intervals passed in Canada and Saint Francis Xavier's College, New York.
An accomplished linguist and skilled moralist, for many years he presided over the theological conferences of the Archdiocese of New York.
His works include "" and a number of excellent text-books on philosophy and ethics.
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