Frank a name common to several Lutheran hymnwriters, of whom we mention the following:

1. MICHAEL, was born March 16, 1609, and died September 24, 1667. His hymns are collected in Geistliches Harpiffenspiel (Coburg, 1657), and Geistlicher Lieder erstes Zwolf (ibid. 1662). See Koch, Geschichte des deutschen Kirchenliedes, 3:435 sq.

2. PETER, a brother of Michael, was born September 27, 1616, studied at Jena, was preacher in 1645, and died July 22, 1675. See Koch, ut sup., page 441 sq.; Ludovici, De Hymnnis et Hymnopolis Hennebergicis, page 21; Wezel, Hymnopceographia, 1.

3. SEBASTIAN, oldest brother of the three, was born January 18, 1606, and died April 12, 1668. He suffered very much from the miseries of the Thirty Years' War. See Ludovici, De Hymnis, etc.; Winterfeld, Der evang. Kirchengesang, 2:468, 472 (Berlin, 1845); Koch, ut sup., page 431 sq. (B.P.)

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