Albertini, Johann Baptist Von

Albertini, Johann Baptist Von a Moravian bishop, born Feb. 17, 1769, at Neuwied, in Germany. He was appointed in 1804 preacher at Niesky, and consecrated bishop in 1814. In 1821 he became bishop at Herrnhut, and died Dec. 6, 1831, at Berthelsdorf. He distinguished himself especially as the author of many beautiful hymns, some of which have been received into nearly all the Protestant hymn-books of Germany. His theological works are, Predigten (1805, 3d ed. 1829); Geistliche Lieder (1821, 3d ed. 1835); Reden (1832).

 
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