Waal, Anton de

THEOLOGIST, ARCHAEOLOGIST, CHURCH HISTORIAN (GERMANY)
BORN 5 May 1837, Emmerich, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 23 Feb 1917, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Campo Santo Teutonico, Via di Porta Cavalleggeri

Anton de Waal studied theology in Münster. In 1862 he was ordained as a priest. In 1868 he became the chaplain of the German National Church of of Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome. When the kingdom of Italy invaded Rome in 1870 he was chaplain of the papal troops. In 1873 he became the rector of the Collegio Teutonico in the Vatican and in 1875 he became secret chamberlain to Pope Pius IX. He held several further positions in the Vatican.

He wrote biographies in German of several popes. In 1887 he fouded a quarterly magazine for history of the church and of Christianity. In 1892-1893 and in 1915 he carried out excavations at the San Sebastiano Catacombs on the Via Appia in Rome. He died in 1917 in Rome.

Sources
Anton de Waal – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_de_Waal

Images

Grave monument for Anton de Waal at the Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 2010)

 


Wächter, Eberhard von

Published: 1 Dec 2017
Last update: 1 Dec 2017