Heckel, Johann Friedrich

Heckel, Johann Friedrich a German philologist and theologian, was born at Gera about 1640. After finishing his studies he travelled in Germany and Italy, where he connected himself with' Magliabecchi and Cinelli. On his return he became successively rector of the College of Reichenbach and sub-director of the College of Rudolstadt. He spent the last days of his life at Plauen and at Oelsnitz, where he died, in 1715, leaving, Memoria Freislebiana (Gera, 1664): — Dissertatio Historico-Philologico Theologica, etc. (Chemnitz, 1675): — Sciagraphia Theologorum Evangelicorum (Dresden, 1678): — Theophili Pistorii Ornithogamelion, etc. (ibid. eod.): — De Constini Duobus Numis (Frankfort, 1693): — Manipulum Primum Epistolarum Singularius, etc. (Plauen, 1695). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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