Munter, Balthasar

Munter, Balthasar a German theologian, noted as a pulpit orator and scholar, was born at Liibeck March 24, 1735. He studied theology at Jena, was for a time preacher at Gotha, and eventually became celebrated as a pulpit orator in the German Church of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he removed in 1765, and as the editor of the Bekehrungsgeschichte of count Struensee, whom he had attended on the scaffold (Copenhagen, 1772; English translation, entitled A Faithful Narrative of the Conversion and Death of Count Struensee, etc., by the Reverend Mr. Wendeborn [2d ed. Lond. 1774]). Miinter wrote also a series of hymns (1772 and 1774). He died in 1793.

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