Kesler, Andreas a German theologian, born July 17, 1595, was educated at the University of Jena, and afterwards became adjunct professor in the philosophical faculty of Wittenberg. In 1623 he was called to fill a professorship in Coburg; in 1625 he became pastor and superintendent at Eisfeld; in 1633 director of the gymnasium at Schweinfurt, whence in 1635 he was recalled to Coburg to fill a high ecclesiastical position. He died May 15, 1643. His writings consist, besides sermons, of polemical works against the Roman Catholic Church, for a list of which see Hagelhan, Leichenrede. See also Henning Witte, Menmoric Theologorum (Decas 5), p. 557 sq.-Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 7:518.