Crato Bütner [(Büthner, Bytner, Buthnerus, Bythner] was a German composer. Since 1650 he was organist at St. Salvator in Danzig and became in 1652 Kantor of the school and church of St. Katharinen in Danzig.
Because of his cooperation with Georg Neumark's Lustwäldchen and Johann Franck's Geistlichem Sion, Crato Bütner became famous as a song composer. His works: Geistlichen Konzerte, Hamburg 1651; Psalm 147, Danzig 1661; Te Deum (l2 voices.), ebd. 1662; songs, in: Georg Neumark, Lustwäldchen, 1652 / 1657, and Johann Franck, Geistlichen Sion, 1674.