Rieger, Georg Conrad

Rieger, Georg Conrad a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born March 7, 1687, at Cannstadt. In 1715 he was vicar at Stuttgard, in 1718 deacon at Urach, in 1721 professor at the gymnasium in Stuttgard, in 1733 pastor of St. Leonhard, in 1742 dean, and died April 16, 1743. Rieger was an excellent preacher, and his sermons and ascetical writings have been repeatedly reprinted. See Schmidt, Geschichte der Predigt (Gotha, 1872), pages 196-198; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. s.v.; Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.; Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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