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JOHANN NEPOMUK HUBER (1830-1879)

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 845 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHANN NEPOMUK HUBER (1830-1879), German philosophical and theological writer, a leader of the Old Catholics, was born at Munich on the 18th of August 1830. Originally destined for the priesthood, he early began the study of theology. By the writings of Spinoza and Oken, however, he was strongly drawn to philosophical pursuits, and it was in philosophy that he " habilitated " (1854) in the university of his native place, where he ultimately became professor (extraordinarius, 1859; ordinarius, 1864). With Dollinger and others he attracted a large amount of public attention in 1869 by the challenge to the Ultramontane promoters of the Vatican council in the treatise Der Papst and das Koncil, which appeared under the pseudonym of " Janus," and also in 1870 by a series of letters (Romische Bride, a redaction of secret reports sent from Rome during the sitting of the council), which were published over the pseudonym Quirinus in the Allgemeine Zeitung. He died suddenly of heart disease at Munich on the 20th of March 1879.
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