Linde, Christoph Ludwig
Linde, Christoph Ludwig a German theologian, was born at Schmalkalden June 5, 1676. In 1698 he attended the University of Erfurt, and the following year that of Leipsic. After he was graduated he became tutor, first at Leipsic, in order to develop his knowledge more fully, and in 1705 at his native place. In 1706 he accepted a call as preacher to Farnbach, in 1729 he returned to Schmalkalden as subdeacon and in 1736 was chosen pastor. He died August 27, 1753. His productions are mostly dedicated to the youth and school-teachers of the Lutheran Church; we mention only his Theologia in Hymnis (Schmalkalden, 1712, 8vo). — Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, volume 2, s.v.