Ziegenbein, Johann Wilhelm Heinrich

Ziegenbein, Johann Wilhelm Heinrich a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born in 1766 at Braunschweig. In 1798 he was appointed pastor of St. Peter's, in his native place, and advanced in 1803 as general superintendent of the duchy of Blankenburg. In 1819 he was appointed abbot of Michaelstein, and died January 12, 1824. Ziegenbein's writings are mostly of a pedagogical nature. He translated froni the French Senebrier's lives of Calvin and Beza (Hamburg, 1789); from the English Priestley's Comparison of the Institutions of Moses with those of the Hindus and other Ancient Nations; The Life of Gibbon, etc. See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 4:793 sq; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:142; 2:73, 95, 228, 237, 239, 245, 248, 260, 339, 354; Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:550. (B.P.)

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