Constantius von Sonnenberg

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Constantius von Sonnenberg (born April 5, 1638 in Lucerne as Heinrich von Sonnenberg ; † May 26, 1691 ) was the librarian of the St. Gallen monastery from 1683 to 1691 .

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Father Constantius was the son of Eustach von Sonnenberg , Lucerne councilor and former governor in Entlebuch . In 1652 he is attested in the monastery of St. Gallen, where he made his profession on June 11, 1656 . On this occasion, his father transferred 350 guilders to the monastery . In 1660 he became a subdeacon , in 1661 a deacon . He was ordained a priest on April 8, 1662, the primacy followed on April 30 of the same year.

Father Constantius became Subcellerar on November 17, 1662 . In 1665 he was governor in Wil for a short time , then pastor in Wildhaus . After working as a chef in Wil and Rorschach , he was again cellar in St. Gallen in 1675. In 1682 he was appointed abbey librarian and probably also head of the monastery printing house.


  • Rudolf Henggeler : Profession book of the princely. Benedictine abbey of St. Gallus and Otmar in St. Gallen. Einsiedeln 1929, p. 323 f., No. 331.
  • Franz Weidmann : History of the library of St. Gallen from its foundation around the year 830 up to 1841. Edited from the sources on the millennial jubilee. St. Gallen 1841, p. 85.
predecessor Office successor
Hermann Schenk Librarian of St. Gallen
Hieronymus Lindenmann