Dilaerr, Johann Michiel
Dilaerr, Johann Michiel, a German theologian, was born October 14, 1604, at Themar, in Henneberg. His father having lost his property, the young man supported himself by his own efforts, chiefly in proof-reading at Leipsic. After studying at Nuremberg and Altdorf, he became professor at Jena, first of eloquence in 1631, of history in 1634, and of theology in 1640. In 1642 he became professor of theology at Nuremberg, and in 1666 he was also made preacher at St. Sebaldus's church. He died in that town April 3, 1669. Besides a Latin history of the Augsburg Confession and some philosophical writings, he published Eclogae Sacrae N. Test., Syriac., Gr., Lat., cum observat. philol., cune Rudimentis Grammat. Syriac. (Halle, 1638, 1646): — Atrium Lingua Sancta (1660, 8vo): — Electorum libri tres, in quibus rituum sacr. et profan. farrago continetur (Nurn. 1644). — Adelung, Supp. to Jocher, allgem. Gelehrt.-Lexikon; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genesis s.v.