Weissenborn, Johann

Weissenborn, Johann a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Siglitz, in Thuringia, November 21, 1644. He studied at Jena, was appointed rector of the Evangelical Lutheran school at Smalcald in 1672, and in 1683 went to Hildesheim as director of the gymnasium there. In 1691 he received a call as pastor to Erfurt, was made doctor of divinity in 1692, and in 1700 followed a call as professor of theology and superintendent to Jena, where he died, April 20 of the same year. He is the author of Schmalkaldisches kernhaftes Gebetbuch nebst allerhand geistreichen Lebensregeln (1706; new ed. 1716). See Pipping, Memor. Theol. Decas IX (1707); Zeumeri Vitae Prof: Theol. Jenensium, page 252; Koch, Gesch. d. deutschen Kirchenliedes, 5:418 sq. (B.P.)

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