Posselt, Augustus a German Lutheran theologian, was born Jan. 6, 1658, at Zittan, in the Oberlausitz, He studied at Wittenberg, Kiel, and Jena, and for a long time he preached in Hamburg. In 1688 he was appointed preacher at SS. Peter and Paul in his native place; in 1714 he was made archdeacon, and in 1718 pastor primarius of St. John, in which position he died, Nov. 23,1728. He wrote, Richtige Erklarung der Epistel St. Pauli an die Romner: — Nachricht von den in Hal'nden habenden biblischen Exeumplaren. See Jocher, Gelehrten Lexikon, s.v.