Born: March 6, 1659, Weimar, Germany.
Died: July 11, 1725, Weimar, Germany.
Buried: Jacobsfriedhof, Weimar, Germany.
Salomo was the son of Jakob Franck, financial secretary at Weimar.
He probably studied at Jena, and seems thereafter to have held some appointment at Zwickau.
In 1689 he became secretary of the Schwarzburg ducal administration at Arnstadt, and in 1697 of the Saxon administration and of the consistory at Jena.
In 1702, he was appointed secretary of the consistory, librarian, and curator of the ducal Collection of coins and medals at Weimar.
He was a member of the Fruitbearing Society, and wrote a considerable number of secular poems. A diligent worker, he bore severe
family afflictions; meditations on death are in many of his hymns.
He wrote about 330 hymns, and:
If you know where to get a good picture of Franck (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?