1585–1647
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October 11, 1585, Raud­ten (near Wohl­au), Si­le­sia (now Rudn­a, Po­land).

February 17, 1647, Lis­sa, Si­le­sia (now Lesz­no, Poland).

Lesz­no, Po­land. His elegy was reportedly stored in the university library in Wro­cław.

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Johann Heerman

Heermann received theological training as a result of a vow his mother made when he was very ill as a child. After ordination, he taught at the university, but had to stop in 1607 after contracting an eye infection.

Four years later, he became a deacon, then the Lu­ther­an pastor, in Koe­ben. His ministry was interrupted several times by the Thirty Years’ War, but the faithful minister resumed whenever the fighting died down. In 1634, medical problems forced him to stop preaching, and he finally retired in 1638.

His works in­clude:

  1. Frühmorgens da die Sonn auf­geht
  2. Herr, Un­ser Gott, Lass Nicht Zu­schan­den Wer­den
  3. Herzliebster Je­su
  4. Jesu, Deine Tief­en Wun­den
  5. O Gott, Du From­mer Gott
  6. O Jesu Chris­te, wahr­es Licht
  7. Rett, o Herr Je­su, Rett Dein’ Ehr’
  8. Wenn Dein Herz­lieb­ster Sohn, O Gott
  9. Zion Klagt mit Angst und Schmerz­en