Herold, Johann a German divine, was born at Hochstadt, Suabia, in 1511. His early history is not known. In 1539 he made his appearance in Basle as a defender of Protestantism. He was pastor of a parish near Basle for some years, but in 1546 retired from it and returned to Basle to devote his time entirely to literary labors. The date of his death is not ascertained; it was probably about 1570. Among his numerous writings are the following: Heidenwelt und ihrer Gotter anfünglicher Ussprung (Basel, 1544, fol.; also under the title, in a 2nd ed., Theatrum Divum Dearumque (Basil. 1628., fol.): — Orthodoxographi Theologiae Doctores LXXVI, lumina clarissima (Basil. 1555, fol.): — Haeresiologia, sive Syntagma veterum theologorum per quos grassatae in Ecclesia haereses confutantur, etc. (Basil. 1556, fol.).