|Eulogius, his given birth
name was Johann Georg, Schneider was born on October 20, 1756
in Wipfeld in Main. After his studies in philosophy and law
he went, at the age of 21 years old, into a Franciscan monastery.
After his training he was ordained as a priest. In 1789 he became
a professor of Literature and Fine Arts at the University of
Bonn. His most prominent student was probably Ludwig van Beethoven.
He was also a vicar, a professor at the seminary and a preacher.
He was also the President of some Jacobin clubs. Jacobins were
radical revolutionaries during the French Revolution. In time
he became more radical and he was also a civilian governor and
petitioner at revolutionary tribunals.
In 1793 he married Sara Stamm, the daughter of a wine
trader. Only a few hours after his marriage, he was arrested
and was brought into Straatsburg with great pomp and splendour,
pulled by only six horses and accompanied by guards with drawn
sabres. On December 15, 1793 Schneider was exhibited on the
scaffold from 10 p.m till 2 a.m. before the people as an example
because he brought defamation on the morality of the new Republic.
He was brought to Paris, where after spending some time in
prison, he was beheaded on April 1, 1794. He was 37 years
Eulogius Schneider was also a poet. We
found a poem in his own hand in which he uses God's name.
The book is digitalized by Google: