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Gerhard

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Born: 1582 AD
Died: 1637 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: Danish
Categories: Religious Leaders, Theologian

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1582 – He was born on the 17th day of October this year in the German City of Quedlinburg.

 

1596 - At the age of fourteen, during a dangerous illness, he came under the personal influence of Johann Arndt, author of Das wahre Christenthum, and resolved to study for the church.

 

1599 - He entered the University of Wittenberg in this year, to study philosophy. He also attended lectures in theology, and then changed to medicine for two years.

 

1603 – He resumed his theological reading at Jena, and in the following year received a new impulse from J.W. Winckelmann and Balthasar Mentzer at Marburg.

 

1605 - He graduated in this year and begun to give lectures at Jena.

 

1606 – He accepted the invitation of John Casimir, Duke of Coburg, to the superintendency of Heldburg and mastership of the gymnasium; soon afterwards he became general superintendent of the duchy.

 

1616 – He was engaged in the practical work of ecclesiastical organization until this year, when he became theological professor at Jena, where the remainder of his life was spent.

 

1637 – He died on the 10th day of August this year.


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