Edzardi, Johann Esra

Edzardi, Johann Esra a German historian, brother of the distinguished Hebraist Georg Eliezer, was born at Hamburg June 23, 1662. He studied at his own native place, at Giessen, and at the leading universities of Germany and Switzerland. He was for a time an instructor at Rostock, and on his return to Hamburg was called to London to preside as pastor over the evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity. He died November 15, 1713. Besides a Funeral Oration to Queen Mary, he left in MS. a History of the Church of England. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Gener. 15:693.

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