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Volume K in the Catholic Encyclopedia

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Kögler, Ignaz - (Called LAI in Chinese). Along with Father Adam Schall the most important of the fifty German ...
König, Joseph - Theologian and exegete, born at Hausen on the Aach, District of Hegau, Grand Duchy of Baden, 7 ...
Königgrätz - (REGINAE HRADECENSIS). This Bohemian see owes its origin to Emperor Ferdinand III, who, soon ...
Königshofen, Jacob - More properly JACOB TWINGER VON KÖNIGSHOFEN. Chronicler, b. in 1346 at Königshofen, a ...
Kabbala - The term is now used as a technical name for the system of esoteric theosophy which for many ...
Kadlubek, Blessed Vincent - (KADLUBO, KADLUBKO). Bishop of Cracow, chronicler, b. at Karnow, Duchy of Sandomir, Poland, ...
Kafiristan and Kashmir, Prefecture Apostolic of - Created (1887) by Leo XIII in the extreme North of India. As regards India proper, the ...
Kafirs - A term popularly to nearly all the natives of South Africa. It was originally imposed by the Arab ...
Kager, Johann Matthias - German historical painter, born at Munich, 1566; died at Augsburg, 1634. He was originally a ...
Kaiser, Kajetan Georg von - Chemist, born at Kelheim on the Danube (Bavaria), 5 January, 1803; died at Munich, 28 August, ...
Kaiserchronik - (Der Keiser und der Kunige buoch.) A German epic poem of the twelfth century. It is at once a ...
Kaiserwilhelmsland - Comprises the German part of the island of New Guinea, area about 460,000 sq. miles; about ...
Kalands Brethren - (Kalandbrüder, Fratres Calendarii.) The name given to religious and charitable ...
Kalcker, Jan Stephanus van - (GIOVANNI DA CALCAR and JOANNES STEPHANUS CALCARENSIS.) Flemish painter, native of the Duchy ...
Kalinka, Valerian - Polish historian, born near Cracow in 1826; died at Jaroslaw in 1886. He fled from Poland in ...
Kalispel Indians - Popularly known under the French name of Pend d'Oreilles, "ear pendants", an important tribe of ...
Kalocsa-Bacs, Archdiocese of - (Colocensis et Bachiensis.) This archdiocese embraces within its territories an archdiocese ...
Kamerun, Vicariate Apostolic of - (Cameroons; Cameroon.) Located in German West Africa, between British Nigeria and French ...
Kan-Su, Prefecture Apostolic of Southern - Separated from the Northern Kan-su mission in 1905, and committed to the Belgian Congregation of ...
Kan-Su, Vicariate Apostolic of Northern - This vicariate includes the territory of Ku-ku-nor, northern part of Tibet, and the five ...
Kandy, Diocese of - (Kandiensis.) Formerly part of the Vicariate of Southern Colombo, Ceylon, India, from which ...
Kansas - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Geography Kansas, one of the United States of America , is the central ...
Kansas City, Diocese of - (Kansanopolitana.) Established 10 September, 1880, to include that part of the State of ...
Kant, Philosophy of - Kant's philosophy is generally designated as a system of transcendental criticism tending ...
Karinthia - (CARANTANUM; Slovene, KOROSKO; German KÄRNTEN). A crownland in the Austrian Empire , ...
Karnkowski, Stanislaw - (Karncovious.) Archbishop of Gnesen and Primate of Poland, born about 1526; died at Lowicz,in ...
Kaskaskia Indians - Formerly chief tribe of the confederacy of Illinois Indians (q.v.). The name is of uncertain ...
Kassai, Upper - Erected as a simple mission in 1901, and detached, as a prefecture Apostolic, from the Vicariate ...
Kateri Tekakwitha, Blessed - (Also known as Catherine Tegakwitha/Takwita.) Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks", and the ...
Kauffmann, Angelica - Born at Coire, in the canton of Grisons, Switzerland, 30 October, 1741; died at Rome, 5 November, ...
Kaufmann, Alexander - Poet and folklorist, born at Bonn, 14 May, 1817; died at Wertheim, 1 May, 1893. He came of a ...
Kaufmann, Leopold - Chief Burgomaster of Bonn, brother of the poet and folklorist Alexander Kaufmann, born 13 March, ...
Kaulen, Franz Philip - Scriptural scholar, born 20 March, 1827, at Düsseldorf; died at Bonn, 11 July, 1907. He ...
Kaunitz, Wenzel Anton - An Austrian prince and statesman, born at Vienna 2 February, 1711; died there 27 June, 1794. ...
Kavanagh, Edward - American statesman and diplomat, born at Newcastle, Maine, 27 April, 1795; died there, 21 Jan., ...
Kavanagh, Julia - Novelist and biographer, born 7 Jan., 1824, at Thurles, Ireland ; died 28 October, 1877, at ...
Kearney, Diocese of - (KEARNEYIENSIS). By Decree of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation of 8 March, 1912, Pius X ...
Keating, Geoffrey - Irish theologian, historian, and poet, b. at Burgess in the parish of Tubbrid, Co. Tipperary, ...
Keewatin, Vicariate Apostolic of - The Vicariate Apostolic of Keewatin includes the northern half of the Province of Saskatchewan, ...
Kehrein, Joseph - Educator, philologist, and historian of German literature, born at Heidesheim, near Mainz, 20 ...
Keller, Jacob - Controversialist, born at Sackingen, Baden, Germany, in 1568; died at Munich, Bavaria, 23 ...
Kellner, Lorenz - Educationist, born at Kalteneber in the district of Eichsfeld, 29 January, 1811; died at Trier, ...
Kells, Book of - An Irish manuscript containing the Four Gospels, a fragment of Hebrew names, and the Eusebian ...
Kells, School of - Kells (in Gaelic Cenannus ) was the chief of the Irish Columban monasteries. It was founded ...
Kemble, Ven. John - Martyr, b. at Rhydicar Farm, St. Weonard's, Herefordshire, 1599; d. at Widemarsh Common, ...
Kemp, John - Cardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Chancellor of England ; b. at Wye, Kent, about 1380; ...
Kenia - Coextensive with the civil province of Kenia (Kenya) in British East Africa, to which the ...
Kenites - (A.V. Kenites). A tribe or family often mentioned in the Old Testament, personified as ...
Kennedy, James - Bishop of St. Andrews, Scotland. Born about 1406; died 10 May, 1466. Of the ancient house of ...
Kenneth, Saint - (Or KENNY). Commemorated on 11 October, born in 515 or 516, at Glengiven, in what is now ...
Kenny, Saint - (Or KENNY). Commemorated on 11 October, born in 515 or 516, at Glengiven, in what is now ...
Kenosis - A term derived from the discussion as to the real meaning of Phil. 2:6 sqq.: "Who being in the ...
Kenraghty - (KIMRACHA, KINRECHTIN, or MAKENRACHTUS; in Irish MACIONNRACHTAIGH, anglicized HANRATTY and ...
Kenrick, Francis Patrick and Peter Richard - Archbishops respectively of Baltimore, Maryland, and of St. Louis, Missouri. They were sons of ...
Kent, Nun of - Born probably in 1506; executed at Tyburn, 20 April, 1534; called the "Nun of Kent." The career of ...
Kentigern, Saint - (Or M UNGO ) Bishop, founder of the See of Glasgow, b. about 518; d. at Glasgow, 13 ...
Kentucky - A state situated between the parallels of latitude 36° 30 and 39°6' N., and between the ...
Keon, Miles Gerard - Journalist, novelist, colonial secretary, lecturer, last descendent of the Keons, of Keonbrooke, ...
Kerkuk - (CHERCHENSIS). A Chaldean Catholic diocese. The ancient name of the city was Karka of ...
Kernan, Francis - Lawyer, statesman; born in Steuben County, New York, 14 January, 1816; d. at Utica, New York, 7 ...
Kerry and Aghadoe - The Diocese of Kerry and Aghadoe (Kerriensis Et Aghadoensis), suffragan of Cashel, Ireland, is ...
Kerssenbroch, Hermann von - (KERSSENBROICK). A teacher and historian, b. at Monchshof, near Barntrup (Lippe), about 1520; ...
Kervyn de Lettenhove, Joseph-Marie-Bruno-Constantin, Baron - Belgian statesman and historian, b. at Saint-Michel-lez-Bruges, 17 August, 1817; d. there, 3 ...
Kessels, Matthias - Sculptor, b. at Maastricht, 1784; d. at Rome, 3 March, 1836. He was first apprenticed to a ...
Ketteler, Wilhelm Emmanuel, Baron von - Bishop of Mainz, b. at Münster, in Westphalia, 25 Dec., 1811; d. at Burghausen, 13 July, ...
Kevin of Glendalough, Saint - Abbot of Glendalough, Ireland, b. about 498, the date being very obscure; d. 3 June, 618; son ...
Keyes, Erasmus Darwin - Soldier, convert, b. at Brimfield, Massuchusetts, U.S.A. 29 May, 1810; d. at Nice, France, ...
Keys, Power of the - The expression "power of the keys" is derived from Christ's words to St. Peter (in Matthew ...
Kharput - Armenian Uniat diocese created in 1850. The city of Kharput, Armenian Kharpert, which means ...
Kiang-nan - (Vicariate Apostolic) The present Vicariate comprises the two provinces of Kiang-su and ...
Kiang-si, Eastern - (Vicariate Apostolic) The mission of Eastern Kiang-si was separated from the mission of ...
Kiang-si, Northern - (Vicariate Apostolic) Father Matteo Ricci of the Society of Jesus was the first missionary ...
Kiang-si, Southern - (Vicariate Apostolic) Southern Kiang-si was separated from the mission of Northern Kiang-si in ...
Kickapoo Indians - Apparently corrupted from a longer term signifying "roamers", a tribe of Algonquian stock, ...
Kickham, Charles Joseph - Patriot, novelist, and poet, b. at Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, 1828; d. at Blackrock, Co. ...
Kielce - (Russian K IELTZY ; Latin K IELCENSIS ) Diocese in the sourthern part of Russian Poland, ...
Kieran, Saints - There are many Irish saints of this name, but the most celebrated is St. Kieran of Clonmacnoise ...
Kildare and Leighlin - (KILDARENSIS ET LEIGHLINENSIS) One of the four suffragans of Dublin, Ireland. These two ...
Kildare, School of - Kildare (Irish: Cill-Dara ), originally known as Druim Criaidh , or the Ridge of Clay, ...
Kilian, Saint - (Killena, Cillíne). Apostle of Franconia and martyr, born about 640 of noble parents ...
Killala - (ALLADENSIS). Diocese. It is one of the five suffragan sees of the ecclesiastical Province ...
Killaloe - (LAONIA) A suffragan diocese of Cashel ; it comprises the greater part of County Clare, a ...
Kilmore - (KILMORENSIS) Diocese in Ireland, includes almost all Cavan and about half of Leitrim. It ...
Kilwardby, Robert - Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto and Santa Rufina ; died at Viterbo, 11 ...
Kilwinning, Benedictine Abbey of - Located in Ayrshire, Scotland, in the town of the same name, where a church was said to have been ...
Kimberley - (KIMBERLIENSIS) Vicariate apostolic ; suffragan of Adelaide, erected by Leo XIII , 5 May, ...
Kimberley in Orange - (KYMBERLEYENSIS IN ORANGIA). The portion of South Africa which at the present day forms the ...
Kingdom of God - (In Matthew, generally, Kingdom of Heaven ). In this expression the innermost teaching of the ...
Kingisel - The name of two abbots who ruled Glastonbury in the seventh and eighth centuries respectively. ...
Kings - (Plural of Latin magus ; Greek magoi ). The "wise men from the East" who came to adore ...
Kings, Chronology of the - First, we append a table in which the data of the Bible are put together. For the kings of Juda, ...
Kings, First and Second Books of - (Also know as the F IRST AND S ECOND B OOKS OF S AMUEL. For the First and Second Books of ...
Kings, Third and Fourth Books of - The historical book called in the Hebrew Melakhim, i.e. Kings, is in the Vulgate, in imitation ...
Kingston - (KINGSTONIENSIS or REGIOPOLITANA) The Archdiocese of Kingston comprises the territory from the ...
Kinloss - (Gaelic ceann-loch , "head of the loch"). Cistercian abbey on the coast of Morayshire, ...
Kino, Eusebius - A famous Jesuit missionary of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; b. 10 August, 1644, in ...
Kiowa Indians - (Pronounced Kai-o-wa , Latin spelling. Spanish form: Caygua ; Comanche form: Kaiwa , from ...
Kirby, Blessed Luke - Blessed William Filby Born in Oxfordshire between 1557 and 1560; suffered at Tyburn, 30 May, ...
Kircher, Athanasius - Celebrated for the versatility of his knowledge and particularly distinguished for his ...
Kirkwall - A parish, also a royal and parliamentary burgh and chief or county town of Orkney, in the north ...
Kisfaludy - Sándor Kisfaludy Born at Suemeg, Hungary, 27 Sept., 1772; died at Suemeg, 28 October, ...
Kiss - Four times in the Epistles of St. Paul we meet the injunction, used as a sort of formula of ...
Klaczko, Julian - Polish author, b. at Vilna, 6 November, 1825, of Jewish parents ; d. at Cracow, 26 November, ...
Klee, Heinrich - German theologian and exegete, b. at Münstermaifeld, in the Rhine province, 20 April, ...
Klesl, Melchior - A cardinal and Austrian statesman, b. at Vienna, 19 February, 1552; d. at Wiener-Neustadt, 18 ...
Kleutgen, Josef Wilhelm Karl - German theologian and philosopher, b. at Dortmund, Westphalia, 9 April, 1811; d. at St. Anton ...
Klinkowström - Friedrich August von Klinkowström Artist, author and teacher; b. at Ludwigsburg in Swedish ...
Klopp, Onno - Historian, b. on 9 October, 1822, at Leer (East Friesland); d. at Vienna, 9 August 1903. After ...
Knabl, Joseph - A master of religious plastic art, b. at Fliess, Tyrol, in 1819; d. at Munich in 1881. He was ...
Kneeling - To genuflect [ Latin genu flectere , geniculare (post-classic), to bend the knee; Greek ...
Kneipp, Sebastian - Bavarian priest and hydrotherapist, b. at Stephansreid, Bavaria, 17 May, 1821; d. at ...
Knight, Venerable William - Put to death for the Faith at York, on 29 November, 1596; with him also suffered Venerables ...
Knighthood - Chivalry (derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus ) as an institution is ...
Knighton, Henry - (CNITTHON) A fourteenth-century chronicler. Nothing is known of his career except that he was ...
Knights of Christ, Order of the - A military order which sprang out of the famous Order of the Temple (see Knights Templars ). ...
Knights of Columbus - A fraternal and beneficent society of Catholic men, founded in New Haven, Connecticut, 2 ...
Knights of Malta - (Also known as K NIGHTS OF M ALTA ). The most important of all the military orders, both ...
Knights of the Cross - (Ordo Militaris Crucigerorum cum Rubea Stella.) A religious order famous in the history of ...
Knights Templars, The - The Knights Templars were the earliest founders of the military orders, and are the type on which ...
Knoblecher, Ignatius - Catholic missionary in Central Africa, born 6 July, 1819, at St. Cantian in Lower Carniola; died ...
Knoll, Albert (Joseph) - Dogmatic theologian of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins, born at Bruneck in northern Tyrol, ...
Knowledge - I. Essentials of Knowledge II. Kinds of Knowledge III. The Problem of Knowledge Knowledge, ...
Knowledge of Jesus Christ - " Knowledge of Jesus Christ," as used in this article, does not mean a summary of what we know ...
Knownothingism - This was a name applied to a movement in American politics which attracted a large share of public ...
Knox, John - Scotch Protestant leader, b. at Haddington, Scotland, between 1505 and 1515; d. at Edinburgh, ...
Kober, Franz Quirin von - German canonist and pedagogist, b. of simple countryfolk on 6 March, 1821, at Warthausen, ...
Koberger, Anthony - (KOBURGER, COBERGER). German printer, publisher, and bookseller, b. about 1445; d. at ...
Kobler, Andreas - An historian, b. at Muhldorf in Bavaria, 22 June, 1816; d. at Klagenfurt, 15 November, 1892. He ...
Kochanowski, Jan - Born at Sycyna, 1530, died at Lublin, 22 August, 1584. He was inscribed in 1544 as a student in ...
Kochowski, Vespasian - Born at Sandomir ?, 1633; died at Krakow, 1699. He received his education at the Jesuit ...
Kohlmann, Anthony - Educator and missionary, b. 13 July, 1771, at Kaiserberg, Alsace; d. at Rome, 11 April, 1836. He ...
Koller, Marian Wolfgang - Scientist and educator, b. at Feistritz in Carniola, Austria, 31 October, 1792; d. of cholera at ...
Konarski, Stanislaus - Born in 1700; died in 1773. This great reformer of Polish schools was a Piarist who, during a ...
Konings, Anthony - Born at Helmond, Diocese of Bois-1e-Duc, Holland, 24 August, 1821; died 30 June, 1884. After a ...
Konrad ("der Pfaffe") - Surnamed DER PFAFFE ("The Priest"). A German epic poet of the twelfth century, author of the ...
Konrad of Lichtenau - A medieval German chronicler, d. at Ursperg, in the year 1240. He descended from a noble Swabian ...
Konrad of Megenberg - (KUNRAT). Scholar and writer, b. probably at Mainberg, near Schweinfurt, Bavaria, 2 February, ...
Konrad of Würzburg - A Middle High German poet, b. about 1230; d. at Basle, 1287. He was the most important of the ...
Konsag, Ferdinand - A German missionary of the eighteenth century, b. 2 December, 1703, at Warasdin, Croatia ; d. 10 ...
Koran, The - The sacred book of the Muslims, by whom it is regarded as the revelation of God. Supplemented by ...
Kosciuszko, Tadeusz - Polish patriot and soldier, b. near Novogrudok, Lithuania, Poland, 12 February, 1746; d. at ...
Kostka, Saint Stanislas - Born at Rostkovo near Prasnysz, Poland, about 28 October, 1550; died at Rome during the night of ...
Kottayam, Vicariate Apostolic of - Located on the Malabar Coast, India. This vicariate forms part of the territory of the ancient ...
Kozmian, Stanislaus and John - Two brothers who took part in the Polish insurrection of 1831, and subsequently fled the country. ...
Krämer, John - (Also called INSTITOR, the Latin form of his name). Born about the end of the fourteenth ...
Krafft, Adam - Sculptor, b. about 1440 at Nuremberg ; d. Jan., 1509 at Schwabach. He carved at Nuremberg the ...
Krain - (Or CARNIOLA; Slov. KRANJSKO) A duchy and crownland in the Austrian Empire, bounded on the ...
Krasicki, Ignatius - Born in 1735; died at Berlin, 1801. He took orders in early youth, and soon after became a canon, ...
Krasinski, Sigismund - Count, son of a Polish general, b. at Paris, 19 Feb., 1812; d. there, 23 Feb., 1859. He lost his ...
Kraus, Franz Xaver - An ecclesiastical and art historian, b. at Trier, 18 September, 1840; d. at San Remo, 28 ...
Kreil, Karl - Austrian meteorologist and astronomer, b. at Ried, Upper Austria, 4 Nov., 1798; d. at Vienna, 21 ...
Kreiten, William - Literary critic and poet, b. 21 June, 1847, at Gangelt near Aschen; d. 6 June, 1902, at Kerkrade ...
Kremsmünster - A Benedictine abbey in Austria, on the little river Krems, about twenty miles south of Linz, ...
Kromer, Martin - A distinguished Polish bishop and historian; b. at Biecz in Galicia in 1512; d. at Heilsberg, ...
Krzycki, Andrew - Date of birth uncertain; d. in 1535. — A typical humanistic poet, a most supple courtier ...
Kuhn, Johannes von - Theologian, b. at Waeschenbeuren in Wuertemberg, 19 Feb., 1806; d. at Tübingen, 8 May, 1887. ...
Kulturkampf - The name given to the political struggle for the rights and self-government of the Catholic ...
Kumbakonam - (KUMBAKONENSIS). Kumbakonam, signifying in English the "Jug's Corner," is a town of 60,000 ...
Kuncevyc, Saint Josaphat - Martyr, born in the little town of Volodymyr in Lithuania (Volyn) in 1580 or -- according to ...
Kutenai Indians - An important tribe of south-eastern British Columbia and the adjacent portions of Montana and ...
Kwang-si - (Prefecture Apostolic) The mission of Kwang-si comprises the entire province of that name. As ...
Kwang-tung - (Prefecture Apostolic) This prefecture comprises the whole province of that name except the ...
Kwango - (Prefecture Apostolic) Kwango is the name of a river which flows into the Kassai, which itself ...
Kwei-chou - (Vicariate Apostolic) The mission of Kwei-chou embraces the entire province of that name. The ...
Kyrie Eleison - Kyrie Eleison (Greek for "Lord have mercy"; the Latin transliteration supposes a pronunciation as ...

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