Francke, August a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born in 1792. He commenced his ministerial work in 1816, was in 1821 preacher at Dresden, in 1828 court- preacher there, and died in 1859. He published, De Fide Christo Habenda
(Dresden, 1830): — Das Altarfest des evangelischen Christen (ibid. 1834): — Geschichte des biblischen Offenbarung Glaubens (ibid. 1830): — Das Leben Jesu (Leipsic, 1839; 3d ed. 1842): — Die Grundlehren der Religion Jesu (ibid. 1848). He also published a number of sermons. See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:445; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:371 sq. (B.P.).