Sebastian Brunner, a German ultramontane author, born in Vienna, Dec. 10, 1814. He was ordained in 1838, and, after holding minor clerical offices, was appointed in 1853 chaplain of the university of Vienna, where he had studied theology. His denunciation of liberal tendencies proved congenial to Prince Metter-nich, who employed him on various occasions. In 1848 he founded the Wiener Kirchenzei-tung. His Nebeljungen-Lied, a satire against Hegelianism, passed through four editions between 1845 and 1857. He described his travels in humorous sketches, and in 1853 published his autobiography under the title of Woher? Wohin? (2 vols.). His Clemens Maria Hof-bauer unci seine Zeit (1858), and Die Kunst-genossen der Klostergeschichte, are among his most valuable productions, on account of the ecclesiastical and artistic data which they contain. He began in 1863 to publish a complete edition of his prose and poetical works, to consist of 20 volumes. Among his miscellaneous theological publications, one is directed against Renan's "Life of Christ" (1864).