1585–1647
Johann Heerman

Introduction

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Born: Oc­to­ber 11, 1585, Raud­ten (near Wohl­au), Si­le­sia (now Rud­na, Po­land).

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

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

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Biography

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.

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