Eschenbach, Andreas Christian

Eschenbach, Andreas Christian a German divine and philologist, was born at Nuremberg, March 24, 1663, and was educated at Altdorf, where, in 1684, he received the poetic crown. He went to Jena and taught the classics with considerable reputation. He travelled through Germany and Holland, and on his return assisted his father in the Church of Wehrd, in Nuremberg. In 1691 he was appointed inspector of the schools of Altdorf, and in 1695 was recalled to Nuremberg as deacon of the Church of St. Mary, and professor of eloquence, poetry, history, and the Greek language in St. Giles's College, to which office, in 1705 was added that of pastor of St. Clare. He died September 24, 1722. Someof his philological dissertations were printed in 1700, in, the Syntagma Secundum Dissertationum Philologicarum (Rotterdam, 8vo). His Epigenes sive Commentarius in Fragmenta Orphica, was published at Nuremberg (1702, 4to). He translated into German, Allix on The Truth of the Christian Religion, and on The Coming of the Messiah. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.

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