Eitzen, Paul De

Eitzen, Paul De a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Hamburg, January 25, 1522. He studied at Wittenberg, under Luther and Melanchthon, in 1544 became rector at Coin, in Brandenburg, in 1555 superintendent at 'his native place, in 1562 first courtpreacher at Schleswig, and in 1576 professor at the gymnasium there. He refused to sign the Formula Concordie, which caused him much trouble. In 1593 he resigned his offices, and died February 25, 1598. His writings are mentioned in Jocher,

Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; see also Greve, Memoria Pauli ab Eitzen Instaurata (Hamburg, 1744). (B.P.)

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