1845-1901
Friedrich Ludwig Fliedner, Fritz Fliedner
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June 10, 1845, Kaiserswerth, Düsseldorf, Germany.

April 25, 1901, Madrid, Spain, of typhus.

Civil cemetery, Madrid, Spain.

Son of Theodor Fliedner, founder of the Kaiserswerth Deaconess Institute, Federico was educated at the Gymnasium in Gütersloh, studied theology at Halle (1864-46) and earned his PhD at Tübingen (1867). He served as a nurse in the Austro-Prussian war of 1866, and taught school for a year in rural Hilden. After ordination in 1870, he left Germany to be a missionary to Spain, settling in Madrid and becoming a chaplain at the German embassy. He learned Spanish, attended a Spanish high school, and studied medicine at the Universidad Central.

Fliedner was instrumental in creating what is now known as the Iglesia Evangélica Española. In 1873, Fliedner founded the Librería Nacional y Extranjera, an extensive collection of text books and periodicals. Among these was The Children’s Friend, published from 1874 to 1939.

Fliedner wrote biographies of John Howard, Elizabeth Fry, missionary-explorer David Livingstone, Martin Luther (1878), and his own parents, Theodore Fliedner of Kaiserswerth (1883) and Caroline Fliedner of Kaiserswerth (1883). He also wrote an autobiography, published first in German in two volumes (Aus meinem Leben, 1901-03), then translated into Spanish and published posthumously in the Christian Magazine (Nos. 513 to 553). He started a Spanish translation of the New Testament with notes from Frenchman Edouard Faivre.

  1. A Dios Dad Gracias, Dad Honor
  2. A la Luz, a la Luz, Al Encuentro de Jesús
  3. A Ti, Que por Tu Muerte
  4. Aleluya a Jehova Cantad en Este Dia
  5. Aquel Rosal Lejano, Al Fin la Rosa Dio
  6. Aunque Soy Pequeñuelo
  7. Bendita Casa do De Han Recibido
  8. Brillante en Celestial Fulgor
  9. Buen Jesús Henos Aqui
  10. Cabeza Ensangretada
  11. Canta, Alegre Grey, Cristo, Eterno Rey
  12. Cantad, con Jubilo, un Nuevo Cantico
  13. Cristo, en Nosotros Queda
  14. Cristo Salvador, Se Me Guiador
  15. De Boca y Corazon Load al Dios del Cielo
  16. De Jesús Cordero Soy, Siempre Tras Me Dueno Voy
  17. Del Alto Cieto Bajo Yo
  18. Dios Hasta Aqui Me Acompano con Divinal Carino
  19. Fiesta de la Primavera
  20. Jerusalem, Altisima Ciudad
  21. La Causa Es Tuya, O Salvador
  22. Lindos Angeles Cantores de Salud Anunciadores
  23. Mi Jesús, Mi Salvador
  24. No Me Aparto, No, de Ti
  25. Noche de Paz, Noche de Amor
  26. Oid un Son en Alta Esfera
  27. Sabes Cuanta Clara Estrella Presta al Cielo Su Fulgor
  28. Siente el Alma Puros Goces
  29. Te Alabamos, O Gran Dios
  30. Venid, Pequeñuelos
  1. Alma, Bendice al Señor
  2. De Boca y Corazón
  3. ¡Oh Rostro Ensangrentado!
  4. ¡Oh Santísimo, Felicísimo!
  5. Se Oye un Son en Alta Esfera