Francke, Christoph a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Nuremberg, October 26, 1642. He studied at different universities, commenced his academical career at Kiel in 1665, and died professor and librarian, February 11, 1704, leaving, Specimen Controversiarum Ecclesiae Lutheranae cum Remonstrantibtus: — Exercitationes anti-Wendelianae et anti- Limzborchionae: — Brevis et Liquida Demonstratio Deitatis Christi, Jonae Slichtingio Opposita. See Jocher, Allgemenines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:353. (B.P.).