1593-1654
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July 19, 1593, Köslin, Pommern, Prussia (now Koszalin, Poland).

August 11, 1654, Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland).

Son of shoemaker Joachim Schmidt, Jacob went to school in Köslin, and from 1601 in Stettin. Fabricius was then a tutor in Lübeck before enrolling University of Rostock in 1614.

In 1616 he was employed at the town school in Köslin, became a deacon there in 1619, in 1620 dean of Rügenwalde (now Darłowo, Poland), and ducal chaplain the same year. By 1621 was he was Court Chaplain in Szczecin. In 1625, he enrolled at Greifswald University as theology student; he became a licentiate in theology in the same year and the following year doctor of theology.

Around 1631, became chaplain to King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. He also served as chaplain to King Gustav II Adolf. In 1634, he became ducal superintendent in Eastern Pomerania, and vicar of the Marienkirche in Stettin and professor at the high school there.

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Fabricius’ place of burial