Born: 1646, Oettern, Weimar, Germany.
Died: May 8, 1682.
Buried: Johanniskirche, Jena, Germany.
Son of a teacher, Gastorius became assistant cantor to his father-in-law in Jena in 1670, and succeeded him as cantor upon his father-in-law’s death in 1677.
Gastorius was a friend of Samuel Rodigast, but little else is known of him.
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