Gotten, Jacob a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Lubeck, July 26, 1629. He studied at Rostock, Leipsic, and Strasburg, and afterwards went into the Netherlands. While there he had frequent relations with the Jesuits, who, in expectation of converting him, had shut him up. But he escaped, and returned in 1653 to his native place, to preach the reformed religion. He became pastor of the church of St. John in 1658, and died February 1, 1671. He wrote Observationes Historico-theologicae: — Spar-Stunden kurtzer Betrachtungen, etc. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.