Alard, Wilhelm

Alard, Wilhelm a Lutheran theologian of Germany, son of Francis, was born at Wilster, in Holsteii, Nov. 22, 1572. He studied at Wittenberg, and was appointel corector at Krempe in 1596. In 1608 he succeeded to the pastorate of that place; and died May 8, 1645. He is the author of Decas Prima Hymnorum ad Deum Opt. Max. (Hamburg, 1599): — Tres Centurice Excubiaum Piarun (Frankfort, 1607, 1628, 1630): — Chilias Triariorum h. e. epigrammatum Piorum seu Meditafiuncularum ex Evangeliis Anniversariis et Patrum Dictis (Goslar, 1618,1626): — Poedice Christiance ad Imitationem Servatoris Jesu 12 Annos Nati Vario Genere Carminis Adornatce (Lips. 1622): — Euthanasia, sieben Predigten von der edlen Kunst christlich und selig zu sterben (ibid. 1623): — Achtzehn Danlksagungspredigten (ibid. 1640). See Witten, Memor. Theol. Dec.11. (Francof. 1684), p. 1473 sq.; Moller, Cimbria Litterata (Hauniae, 1774), 1, 4-7; Wezel, Hymnop. vol. 1; Koch, Gesch. d. deutsch. Kirchenliedes, 3, 223 sq.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genrale, s.v. (B. P.)

 
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