Otto, Leopold Martin Von

Otto, Leopold Martin Von a Lutheran theologian, was born at Warsaw, in Poland, November 2, 1819. He studied at Dorpat and Berlin, and acted for some time as vicar at Kalish. In 1844 he was pastor at Petrikau, and in 1849 at Warsaw, where he developed a great activity in founding many Christian institutions. Having taken part in the Polish revolution, he was imprisoned and suspended from his office. From 1866 to 1875 he served as pastor at Teshen, in Austrian Silesia, and when permission was granted for his return to his native town, he resumed his pastorate there again, where he died, September 22, 1885. In acknowledgment of his great efforts for propagating theological literature in the Polish language, the Leipsic University conferred on him in 1864 the degree of doctor of divinity. He published, The Augsburg Confession in the Polish language, in 1852: — History of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession of Warsaw, from 1652 to 1781 (1882). He afterwards published an evangelical review, the Zwiastun Ewangeliczny. (B.P.)

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