Plesken, Meinnhard

Plesken, Meinnhard a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Bremen, June 8, 1696. He studied at Wittenberg. In 1720 he was called as subrector to the cathedral school of his birthplace, in 1725 as pastor to Stade, in 1733 he was member of consistory, in 1743 general superintendent, and in 1748 doctor of theology. Plesken died May 30, 1757, leaving, Judas Iscariotes Sacrae Eucharistiae Convirus (Bremen, 1716): — De Columnis Aeneis Jachil et Boans (1719): — De Benjamino Parvo (1720): — De Homine, in Caijus Naso est Spiritus (eod.): — De Quibusdam pro Existentia Dei Arguimentis Sollicitatis (1725). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:107. (B.P.)

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