Winkler, Hermann Erich

Winkler, Hermann Erich a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born April 11, 1738, at Hildesheim. He studied at Gottingen under Walch, Michaelis, and Heilmann. In 1763 he was appointed pastor in his native place; in 1772 accepted a call to Hamburg, where he labored for twenty years; in 1793 was called to Luneburg as superintendent, and while he was delivering his first sermon, on March 13. he was paralyzed, and died a few hours later. Winkler was very well versed in Greek history, philosophy, and literature; Pindar he knew almost by heart. His published writings are of no importance. See Doring, Die deutschen Kanzelredner, page 570 sq. (B.P.)

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