Johann Peter Kirsch

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Johann Peter Kirsch
Born (1861-11-03)November 3, 1861
Dippach, Luxembourg
Died February 4, 1941(1941-02-04) (aged 79)
Rome, Italy
Occupation church historian and Biblical archaeologist

Johann Peter Kirsch (November 3, 1861 – February 4, 1941) was a church historian and Biblical archaeologist.

From 1888 to 1890, Kirsch was Director of the Historical Institute of the Görres Society in Rome. From 1890 to 1932 he was professor of patristics and Biblical archaeology at the University of Fribourg. From 1925, he was also head of the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana in Rome.


  • "Financial management of the College of Cardinals in the 13th and 14th centuries". In Church Historical Studies, vol. 2, No. 4. Münster: Schöningh, 1895.
  • "Roman titular churches in ancient times". In Studies of history and culture in antiquity. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1918.
  • "The city of Roman in the ancient Christian feast calendar. Critical textual studies on the Roman Depositiones and the Martyrologium Hieronymianum". In Historical liturgy sources. Münster: Aschendorff, 1924.
  • "The station churches of the Missale Romanum. With an investigation of the origin and development of the liturgical station rites". In Ecclesia orans, vol. 19. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder & Co., 1926.