Gerner, Herric

Gerner, Herric a Danish prelate, was born at Copenhagen, December 9, 1629. He studied in Holland and England, and became, at first, pastor at Berkerod. When this city fell into the hands of the Swedes, Gerner took to flight, then entered into an arrangement with Stenwinkel for retaking the fortress of Cronenberg. ''He was captured by the Swedes, and finally condemned to death, but escaped by the payment of a large ransom. At the establishment of peace in 1660, Gerner resumed his pastoral duties. In 1693 he was appointed bishop of Viborg in Jutland. He died in 1700. Among his works we notice Hesiod, translated into Danish (Copenhagen, 1670). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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