Spangenberg, Johann

Spangenberg, Johann a Lutheran theologian of Germany, father of Cyriacus (q.v.), was born March 30, 1484, at Hardegsen, near Gottingen. He studied at Erfurt, joined the Lutheran reformation, was in 1521 archdeacon, in 1524 first evangelical preacher at Nordhausen, in 1546 at Eisleben, and died June 13, 1550. He published sermons, hymns, and ascetical writings. See Koch, Geschichte des deutschen Kirchenliedes, 1:372 sq.; Beste, Kanzelbedner, 1:140; Plitt-Herzog, Real Encyklop. s.v. (B.P.)

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