Friderici, Johann Christoph

Friderici, Johann Christoph a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born June 25, 1730, at Tempelburg, in Pomerania, studied at Halle, and was for some time military chaplain. In 1760 he was called to the pastorate at Neustadt- Magdeburg, and in 1768 to Gottingen. In 1770 he was appointed general superintendent and first pastor at Clausthal, but five years later he accepted a call to Hamburg, where he died, August 12, 1777. Besides a number of sermons, he published Specimen Inaugurale Theologicum de Virtute vere Christiana (Kiel, 1776; Germ. transl. by Thiess, Hamburg, 1779). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 1:448 sq.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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