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...Friedrich Nathanael Volkmar was born in Petersdorf (Silesia) in 1750 and died in Halle on 15 April 1794. The son of the geographer and professor of Protestant theology Tobias Volkmar (1718–87), he spent his youth in Petersdorf and Breslau....
...Philipp Jacob Spener was born in the town of Rappoltsweiler (today: Ribeauville, France) on 13 January 1635 and died in Berlin, on 5 February 1705. He is considered the most important figure of German Protestantism in the seventeenth...
...Heinrich von Cocceji was born in Bremen on 2 February 1644 and died in Frankfurt/Oder on 18 August 1719. After attending the Gymnasium illustre for six years, he commenced his studies at the University of Leiden in 1667. In 1670, he went...
...Jakob [I] Bernoulli was born in Basle on 6 January 1655 and died there in August 1705. He came from a family of wealthy spice merchants. At the behest of his father, he studied theology. His mind, however, was drawn to mathematics, which he...
...Joachim Justus Breithaupt was born in Northeim near Göttingen on 17 February 1658 and died at Kloster Berge on 16 March 1732. He was the son of the local superintendent. From 1676 to 1683, he studied evangelical theology in Helmstedt...
...Georg Ernst Stahl was born in Ansberg on 21 October 1659 and died in Berlin on 24 May 1734. He was a German chemist, physician and metallurgist. The year of his birth is often given wrongly as 1670. The parish register of St Johannis...
...Stahl, Georg Ernst Hoffmann, Friedrich Francke, August Hermann Forster, Johann Reinhold Alberti, Michael Friedrich Hoffmann (also: Hofmann) was born in Halle on 19 February 1660 and died there on 12 November 1742. Called ‘the second...
...Johann Joachim Müller was the son of the Hamburg theologian Hieronymus Müller, pastor of St Nicolai, and grandson of Johannes Müller, a well-known Lutheran apologist and polemicist, pastor of St Petri. Müller attended the Akademisches...
...Born the son of a lawyer in Lübeck in 1663, August Hermann Francke grew up in Sachsen-Gotha at the time of Ernst the Pious (1601–75). After attending grammar school in Gotha, he studied theology in Erfurt and Kiel and in 1685 received his...
...The mystical-spiritual theologian Gottfried Arnold was the foremost proponent of so-called radical pietism, who attained fame both as an author of religious poetry and, primarily, an epoch-making Church historian. He was born on 5 September...