Spizelius, Theophilus

Spizelius, Theophilus a Lutheran divine of Germany, was born Sept. 11, 1639, began his academical studies at Leipsic in 1654, and took his A.M. in 1658. He afterwards, as was customary, visited other eminent institutions at Wittenberg, Leyden, Cologne, Mentz, and Basle. Before completing his intended round of visitation, he was recalled in 1661 to Augsburg to be deacon of the Church of St. James. This office he filled till 1682, when he was made its pastor, and in 1690 was appointed elder. He died Jan. 7, 1691. He wrote, De Re Literaria Sinensium Commentarius (Leyden, 1660, 12mo): — Sacra-Bibliothecarum Illustrium Arcana Retecta, sive MSS. Theologicorum in Proecipuis Europoe Bibliothecis Extantium Designatio, etc. (Augsburg, 1668, 8vo): — Templum Honoris Reseratum, in quo Quinquaginta Illustrium hujus AEvi Orthodoxorum Theologorum, etc. (ibid. 1673, 4to): — Felix Litteratus (ibid, 1676): — Infelix Litteratus (ibid. 1680): — and Litteratus Felicissimus.

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