Kleschius, Daniel a German theologian, born at Iglau, in Moravia, in the early part of the 17th century, was educated at the universities of Strasburg and Wittenberg, and then preached for a number of years in Hungaria and Croatia. In 1673 he went to Jena, taught there for a time, and then removed to Weissenfels, where he became a professor at the gymnasium. Kleschius was a very peculiar character. He made many predictions, among others that the year 1700 would bring the final judgment day. He lived, however, beyond the time appointed. He died about 1701. See Allgemeines Hist. Lex. vol. 3, s.v.