Weissensee, Philipp Heinrich

Weissensee, Philipp Heinrich a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born February 6, 1673, at Vickberg, in Wurtemberg. He stnudied at Tubingen, was appointed in 1703 teacher at the monastery in Maulbronn, and in 1708 he was called for the same position to Blaubeuren. In 1722 he received the prelacy in the same school, and in 1727 that of Hirschau. In 1740 he was appointed provost and general superintendent at Denklendorf, and died January 6, 1767, as senior of the evangelical church of Wurtemberg. He is the author of some fine hymns which are still in use in Germany, and published in 1718 an edition of Thomas a Kempis's book, The Imitation of Christ, in German rhvmes. See Burk, Der Christenbote, 1847, No. 3, pages 25-28; No. 11, page 130 sq.; No. 16, page 187; No. 25, page 297; Pregizers, Gottgeh. Poesie (Tub. 1727), pages 280-285; Koch, Gesch. d. deutschen Kirchenliedes, 5:79 sq. (B.P.)

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