Ludwig Bieler

Ludwig Bieler MRIA (1906-1981) was a Hiberno-Latin scholar. Among his many publications in classics - his primary area of training - are a critical edition of Boethius's 'Consolatio philosophiae', as well as a history of Latin literature (3rd ed., 1972). He will be best remembered in Ireland, however, for his contribution to Patrician scholarship, especially his unsurpassed edition of the Libri epistolarum S. Patricii (2 vols, 1952), Four Latin Lives of St Patrick (1971), and The Patrician texts in the Book of Armagh (1979), as well as a host of important papers on virtually every aspect of the Patrician documents and the history and cult of St Patrick. (Taken from Dictionary of Irish Biography Online)