1584–1640
portrait

May 27, 1584, Al­ach, Ger­ma­ny.

Feb­ru­ary 12, 1640, Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny.

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For a while, Al­ten­burg taught and served pre­cen­tor in Er­furt. In 1608, he became pastor of Il­vers­ge­ho­fen and Mar­bach, near Er­furt; in 1611, of Troch­tel­born; and in 1621 of Gross-Som­mern (or Söm­mer­da), near Er­furt.

During the war, he was forced in 1631 to flee to Er­furt, where he stayed without a charge until 1637, when he was appointed di­a­co­nus of the Au­gus­tine Church, and, in 1638, pastor of St. An­drew’s church.

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Altenburg’s burial place