Henry of Friemar

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Henry of Friemar (Heinrich von Friemar (the younger)[1] (born at Friemar, a small town near Gotha in Thuringia c. 1285, died 21 April 1354 in Erfurt) was a German Augustinian theologian. He should be distinguished from de:Heinrich von Friemar (the elder) (c. 1245 - 1340)

At an early age he entered the Order of Hermits of Saint Augustine, and was sent to the University of Paris. He graduated from there in 1321, and then worked as a Provincial from 1328-1336 for Thuringia and Saxony. Later (1342-1350) he served as Magister regens in the monastery of St. Thomas, Prague. Until his death in 1354 he lived, together with his namesake Heinrich von Friemar (the elder), in St. Augustine's Monastery in Erfurt .

His printed works are:

  • Opus Sermonum Exactissimorum De Sanctis
  • De Quadruplici Instinctu, Divino, Angelico, Diabolico, et Humano (Venice, 1498; Parma, 1514) (Treatise on the Four Impulses)
  • Additiones Ad Libros Sententiarum (Cologne, 1513)
  • De Spiritibus, Eorumque Discretione
  • Tractatus De Beatae, Mariae Virginis Conceptione (Louvain, 1664)
  • De Origine Fratrum Eremitarum Sancti Augustini.


  1. ^ Henricus de Vrimaria, Henricus de Frimaria, Heinrich von Friemar.

Further reading[edit]

  • Clemens Stroick, Heinrich von Friemar, (Freiburg: Herder, 1954)

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Henry of Friemar". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.