1605–1659
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Ju­ly 29, 1605, Memel, Prussia (now Klaipėda, Lithuania).

Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1659, Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia).

Dach was the son of Si­mon Dach, interpreter to the Court of Justice at Me­mel.

Young Si­mon attended the cathedral school at Kö­nigs­berg, the town school at Wit­ten­berg, and the Gym­na­si­um at Mag­de­burg. In 1626, he returned to Kö­nigs­berg where, after studying philosophy and theology at the university, he for some time worked as a private tutor.

In 1633, he was appointed assistant in the cathedral school, and in 1636 Con­rec­tor. In 1639, he became Professor of Poetry at the university, and was five times Dean of the Philosophical Faculty, and from 1656–57, rector of the university.

  1. Ich Steh’ in Angst und Pein
  2. Kein Christ Soll Ihm die Rech­nung Mach­en
    • Wouldst Thou Inherit Life with Christ on High?
  3. Nimm Dich, O Meine Seel’ in Acht
    • O Ye Halls of Heaven
  4. O Wie Sel­ig Seid Ihr Doch, Ihr From­men

Dach’s burial place