Knak, Gustav

Knak, Gustav a Lutheran minister of Germany, was born in Berlin, July 12, 1806. He studied in his native city, was in 1834 pastor at Wusterwitz, in Pomerania, in 1849 Gossner's successor at the Bethlehem Church in Berlin, and died July 27, 1878, at Dunnow, in Pomerania, whither he had gone to restore his feeble health. Knak was famous alike as preacher and hymnwriter. See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:701; Koch, Gesch. d. deutschen Kirchenliedes, 7:194; Wangemann, Gustav Knak. Ein Prediger der Gerechtigkeit, die vor Gott gilt (Berlin, 1879). (B.P.)

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