1620-1659

July 21, 1620, Guhrau, Oberschlesien, Prussia (now Góra, Poland).

August 16, 1659, Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland).

Son of Valentin Held of Guhrau, Heinrich attended the Universities of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia), circa 1637-40, Frankfurt an der Oder (1643) and Leiden, Holland. He was also in residence at Rostock in 1647. He became a licentiate of law, and settled as a lawyer in Guhrau, where he died about 1659, or at least before Michaelmas, 1661. His only extant poetical work is:

  1. Gott sei Dank durch alle Welt
  2. Komm, o Komm, du Geist des Lebens