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Jakob Fabricius (Hymn-Writer)

Born: July 19, 1593 - Köslin (Pommern)
Died: August 11, 1654 - Stettin

The Lutheran theologian, Jakob Fabricius, was a son of a shoemaker.

Since 1620 Fabricius was the preacher of the Duke Bogislaw XIV von Pommern. In 1626 he attained a doctorate in theology in Greifswald. In January 1631 the Duke Gustav Adolf appointed Fabricius as his preacher. As a preacher and a priest Fabricius accompanied the King Gustav Adolf on his travels in Germany. After the death of the King in November 16, 1632, in the battle with Lützen, Fabricius stepped again into the service of the Duke of Pommern and became in 1634 Superintendent for Eastern Pomerania.

Disputed is the question whether Fabricius or Michael Altenburg were the poet of the song "Verzage nicht, du Häuflein klein!".

 

Source: BBKL Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2003)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2003)

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