1601–1673

July 6, 1601, Esbeck (near Lauenstein), Germany.

September 18, 1673, Hannover, Germany.

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Son of Joachim Gesenius, pastor at Esbeck, Justus studied at the universities of Helm­stedt and Je­na (MA Jena 1628). In 1629, he became pastor of St. Mag­nus’ Church in Bruns­wick; in 1636 court chaplain and preacher at the cathedral in Hil­des­heim; and in 1642 chief court preacher, Con­sis­tor­i­al­rath and general superintendent at Han­no­ver.

  1. Wenn meine Sünd’ mich kränken

Gesenius’ burial place