Nitzsch, Karl Ludwig
Nitzsch, Karl Ludwig father of the preceding, and likewise a noted German theologian, though not equally famous, was born in 1751, and was educated at Jena and Halle. After preaching for some time he became professor of theology at Wittenberg University, and there so distinguished himself that he was placed at the head of the Homiletical Seminary, and made general superintendent of religion. He died in 1831. He wrote a "Dissertation on the Sense of the Apostles' Decree, Ac 15:29," in the Commentationes Theologicae, vol. vi, and various other pieces in current periodicals and theological collections in Germany. A pretty full account of his life and writings is given in Herzog, Real-Encyklopadie, 10:387-392, by his son, Karl Immanuel, of whom we have treated above.