Justus Henning Boehmer



Born: Jan­u­a­ry 29, 1674, Han­no­ver, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Au­gust 23 or 29, 1749, Hal­le, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Stadt­got­tes­ack­er, Hal­le, Ger­ma­ny.



Justus was the son of Val­en­tin Böh­mer, an ad­vo­cate in Han­no­ver, and An­na Mar­ga­re­the Schir­mer, and hus­band of El­e­o­nore Ro­si­ne Stütz­ing.

After stu­dy­ing Law at the Un­i­ver­si­ties at Je­na, Rin­teln, and Hal­le, he gra­du­at­ed at Hal­le in 1698, and be­gan to lec­ture in 1699.

In 1701 he was ap­point­ed Pro­fes­sor ex­tra­or­di­na­ry, in 1702 Doc­tor, and in 1711 or­di­na­ry Pro­fes­sor of Law, at Halle.

He sub­se­quent­ly re­ceived ma­ny hon­ours, be­ing ap­point­ed in 1731 Di­rect­or of the Un­i­ver­sity of Halle, in 1743 Chan­cel­lor of the Du­chy of Mag­de­burg, &c, and was reck­oned a ve­ry high au­thor­i­ty es­pe­cial­ly in ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal law.

While lec­tur­ing to his stu­dents, Aug. 8, 1749, he sud­denl­y be­came ill, and af­ter a stro­ke of pal­sy, d. Aug. 23, 1749. (Koch, iv. 373–375; Allg. Deutsche Biog., iii. 79–81, the lat­ter dat­ing his death Aug. 29.)

Of his 21 hymns, 3 ap­peared in Frey­ling­hau­sen’s Geist­reich­es G.B. [Ge­san­gbuch] 1704-5.

Julian, p. 160