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Georg Michael Pfefferkorn (Hymn-Writer)

Born: March 16, 1645 - Ifta, near Creuzburg on the Werra
Died: March 3, 1732 - Gräfen-Tonna, near Gotha, Germany

The German hymn-writer, Georg Michael Pfefferkorn, was born in Ifta, where his father had become a pastor in 1619. After studying at the Universities of Jena and Leipzig, Pfefferkorn was for a short time private tutor in Altenburg, and then in 1688 became master of the two highest forms in the Gymnasium at Altenburg. In 1673 he was appointed by Duke Ernst the Pious of Gotha as tutor of his three sons. Three years later Duke Friedrich I appointed him pastor of Friemar, near Gotha, and in 1682 made him a member of the consistory and superintendent at Gräfen-Tonna, also near Gotha. He was an old blind man eighty-six years of age when he died in 1732.

 

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary Handbook Website (from Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2003), Teddy Kaufman (May 2006)

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