Born: March 6, 1624, Unter-Nessa (near Weißenfels), Saxony.
Died: May 25, 1679, Naumburg, Saxony. The Latin inscription placed on his tombstone by his son reads:
Cum viveret, moriebatur, et nunc cum mortuus vivit, quia sciebat, quod vita via sit mortis et mors vitae introitus.
Johann was the eldest son of pastor Zacharias Albinus. After his father’s death, he was adopted by his cousin, Lucas Pollio, diaconus at St. Nicholas’ Church in Leipzig.
After Pollio’s death in 1643, the court preacher, Sebastian Mitternach of Naumburg, took an interest in Johann, who remained at Naumburg until entering the University of Leipzig in 1645. He studied eight years there, during which he acted as house tutor to the Burgermeister, Dr. Friedrich Kühlwein.
In 1653, he was appointed rector of the Cathedral School in Naumburg. He resigned the post in 1657 to become pastor of St. Othmar’s Church in Naumburg.
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