Eichhorn, Paul

Eichhorn, Paul a Lutheran theologian, was born at Eckau, in Courland, in 1599. He studied theology in Germany, was in 1621 preacher at Grenzhof for the Lettish population, in 1634 German preacher at Mittau, and in 1636 superintendent of Courland. He died at Mittau, August 8, 1655, leaving, Widerlegung der Abgotterei und nichtigen Aberglaubens (Riga, 1627): — Reformatio Gentis Letticae in Ducatu Curlandiae (ibid. 1636): — Historia Lettica (Dorpat, 1649). The duke Jacob of Courland sent him to the conference held at Thorn, where he also signed the Positiones Theologorun Augustance Confessionis, October 25, 1645. See Kallmeyer, in Ueber die religi6sen Vorstellungen der alten Volker in Lett- und Estland (Riga, 1857); Brockhaus, Conversasions lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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