Dach Simon

Dach Simon a German Christian poet, born July 29, 1605, at Memel; became in 1633 sub-teacher of the cathedral school of Konigsberg, co-rector in 1636, professor of poetry in the University in 1639, and died April 16, 1659. He stands among the first poets of the so-called Konigsberg school. His productions were partly religious, partly social, and appeared under divers titles; they were collected and published by his widow. Some 150 of his religious pieces were published by H. Alberti, Arien, etc. (Konigsb. 1640- 50), and afterwards incorporated in the Konigsberg Hymnbook of 1690. See Gebauer, S. Dach u. seine Freunde als Kirchenliederdichter (Tubing.

1828); Henneberger, Jahrb. f. deutsche LiteraturGesch. (Meiningen, 1854. Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, s.v.

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