1584–1640

Introduction

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Born: May 27, 1584, Al­ach, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 12, 1640, Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny.

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Biography

For a while, Al­ten­burg taught and was a 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.

In 1631, dur­ing the war, he was forced to flee to Er­furt. He stayed there 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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