Claessen, Dietrich Siegfried
Claessen, Dietrich Siegfried a Reformed theologian of Germany, was born at Frankfort-on-the Oder, November 4, 1685. He studied at his native place and at Levden, was in 1713 rector of the Friedrichs-Werder Gymnasium at Berlin, in 1715 preacher of the Reformed Church, as well as court and cathedral preacher there. In 1720 he was called as professor of theology to his native place, where he was also made doctor of theology. He died at Herborn in 1743, leaving Animadversiones Philologico-Theologiae: — De Encceniis Judaeorum: — De Existentia Dei. See Neubauer, Nachrichten von jetztlebenden Gottesgelehrten; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.