Born: February 11, 1660, Nuremberg, Germany.
Died: March 11, 1722, Nuremberg, Germany.
Wolfgang was the son of jeweler Nicolaus Dessler.
He studied theology at the University of Altdorf, though he was unable to complete his degree there.
Upon return to Nuremberg, he supported himself as a proofreader, worked as an amanuensis for Erasmus Finx (or Francisci), and translated many religious works into German.
In 1705, he was appointed Conrector of the School of the Holy Ghost in Nuremberg. He resigned due to paralysis in 1720.
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