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Christian Friedrich Richter (Poet)

Born: October 5, 1676 - Sorau (Niederlausitz), Silesia, Prussia
Died: October 5, 1711 - Halle / Saale, Germany

Christian Friedrich Richter was a German physician, theologian, and poet of Pietist songs. He was a son of a Council member. He studied medicine and theology in Halle, where he was converted by A.H. Francke. From 1697, he was a doctor at the Halle orphanage, in the year that he was employed by A.H. Francke as inspector of the Halle schools; from 1699 he worked as a prison doctor for the entire Halle institutions. Richter received his doctorate in 1706 in Halle.

In addition to his medical work - for example invention of a Goldtinktur (essentia dulcis) - Christian Friedrich Richter wrote edifying tracts and 25 sacred songs.

 

Source: BBKL Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2008)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2008)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 456, BWV 459, BWV 474

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Es glänzet der Christen inwendiges Leben

1704

6969

Es kostet viel, ein Christ zu sein

1704

2727

Jesus ist das schönste Licht

1704

6412

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RICHTER, Christian Friedrich (BBKL) [German]

 

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