Bogatzky, Karl Heinrich Von

Bogatzky, Karl Heinrich Von, a German writer was born at Jankow, Silesia, Sept. 7,1690. His father designed him for the army; but, having been taught by a pious mother, his religious life was decided at an early age, and he refused to be a soldier. He studied law at Jena and theology at Halle. In 1718 he returned to Silesia, and lived for several years in noble families, every where leading men to Christ. He finally returned to Halle, and remained there, doing works of charity, and writing hymns and books of devotion, until his death, June 15,1774. He is chiefly remembered for his hymns, and for his Goldenes Schatzk Motlein d. Kinder Gottes (Breslau, 1718), which has had an immense circulation. It is translated into English -Golden Treasury of the Children of God (York, 1821, and many editions-one by the American Tract Society, N. Y.). His autobiography was published by Knapp (K. H. von Bogatzkys Lebenslauf von ihm selbst beschrieben, Halle, 1801). See also Ledderhose, Das Leben K. 11. von Bogatkys (Heidelb. 1846).

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