Joseph Mohr
b. December 11, 1792 – d. December 4, 1848 • Author • Poet • Roman catholic
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Mohr, Joseph
Mohr, Joseph (1792–1848)An Austrian priest best known for his poem “Silent Night, Holy Night”Born in Salzburg, Mohr became a Roman Catholic priest in 1815 and served several parishes around Salzburg. On December 24, 1818, Mohr asked Franz Grüber, village schoolmaster and organist, to set his poem to