Winkler, Johann Dietrich

Winkler, Johann Dietrich a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born at Hamburg, December 27, 1711. He studied at Leipsic from 1732 to 1736, and in the latter year was made magister, on account of his dissertation, De Luca, Evangelista Medico. In the same year he was called as professor to Hamburg, to occupy the chair made vacant by Fabricius. He entered upon his duties by delivering an oration, De Felici Pariter ac Necessario Nexu Scientiarum Philosophicarum cum Arte Bene et Ornate Dicendi. In 1744 he accepted a call to Hildesheim as superintendent and member of consistory. The University of Rinteln conferred on him the degree of doctor of divinity on presenting a dissertation, De Philosophiae Platonico-Pythagoreae Fraudibus. Many professorships offered to him he declined. In 1758 he was called as first pastor of St. Nicolai to his native city, where he died, April 4, 1784. Of his many works we mention, Disquisitiones Philologicae, etc. (1741) . Hypomnemata Philologica et Critica (1745): — Animadversiones Philologicae et Criticae (1750-52, 3 parts). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 4:735 sq.; Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:523; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:191, 279, 545, 570, 796, 909. (B.P.)

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