Coler, Johann Christoph
Coler, Johann Christoph a German Protestant theologian and bibliographer, was born September 7,1691, at Alten-Gonttern, near Langensalza. He studied at Wittenberg, and was made adjunct to the philosophical faculty in 1716. In 1720 he became pastor at Brucken, but four years later went to Weimar, as teacher at the gymnasium. In 1725 he was appointed pastor of St. James's, in 1731 court preacher, and died at Weimar, March 7, 1736. His principal works are some academical dissertations: De Ephraemo et Joanne Damasceno (Wittenberg, 1714): — Historia Gothofr. Arnoldi (ibid. 1718): — Acta Litteraria Academiae Wittebergsensis (ibid. 1719): — Bibliotheke Theologische (Leips. 1724-36): — Anthologia, seu Epistolae Varii Argumenti (ibid. 1725): — Acta Historico-ecclesiastica, an ecclesiastical gazette, written in German (Weimar, 1734). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.