Von Baader, Franz

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von Baader, Franz Gender: M
born on 27 March 1765 at 03:15 (= 03:15 AM )
Place München, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°41' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°16 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 26°13'

Franz von Baader


German Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian.

Abandoning a profitable career as a mining engineer in 1820, he turned his attention to a study of politics and religion. His earlier efforts to achieve ecumenical and political unity contributed to the formation in 1815 of the Holy Alliance, a security pact among Russia, Austria, Prussia, and France. This alliance sought to inaugurate a community of Christian nations resolved to prevent the recurrence of large-scale conflicts. Although the alliance eventually failed, Baader has subsequently been considered one of the founders of modern ecumenical activity.

In 1826 he was appointed professor of philosophy and speculative theology at the new University of Munich. There, with other Roman Catholics who had formed the “Munich circle,” he founded the journal Eos (Greek: “dawn”). Baader’s mystical philosophy, often expressed through obscure aphorisms and symbols, sought to correlate the realm of reason with the realms of authority and revelation. Economically and politically conservative, he viewed the ideal state as a community ruled by a universal, or catholic, church, although he rejected the papacy as an essential ingredient in church governance.

He died 23 May 1841, Munich.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy