Fritzsche the name of a German family distinguished for learning.
1. CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH, a theologian, was born at Nauendorf August 17, 1776. He studied at the Orphan School of Halle, and afterwards theology at Leipzig. He became successively pastor of Steinbach in 1799, superintendent at Dobrilugk in 1809, professor of theology at Halle in 1830, and was in 1833 appointed censor for theological works. Besides a number of occasional articles, pamphlets, etc, collected in the Fritzschiorum Opuscula Academica (Lpz. 1838), published by himself and two of his sons, he wrote Vorlesungen u. d. Abendmahl, etc.: — De Anamartesia Jesu Christi (Halle, 1835-37): — De Revelationis Notione biblica (Lpz. 1828). — Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, 6:754.
2. KARL FRIEDRICH AUGUST, eldest son of Christian Fritzsche, also a distinguished theologian, was born at Steinbach December 16, 1801. After receiving his first instruction from his father he continued his studies at the University of Leipzig, where he became professor extraordinary of theology in 1825. The year following he went to Rostock as ordinary professor, and in 1841 to Giessen, where he died December 6, 1846. Besides some important exegetical essays published in the Fritzschiorum Opuscula Academica, he wrote De nonnullis secundae Pauli ad Corinthios Epistolae Locis (Lpz. 1824): — Commentar z. Matthaeus (Lpz. 1826); — Commentar z. Marcus (Lpz. 1830): — De Conformationae Novi Testamenti critica, quam C. Lachmannus edidit (Giessen, 1841): — Pauli ad Romanos Epistola, c. comment. perpet. (Halle, 1836-43, 3 volumes, 8vo). As a commentator, his philological acuteness is perhaps extreme. — Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, 6:754; Christian Rev. 9:469; Herzog, Real-Encykl. 19:510.