Born: 1500, Altdorf bei Nuremberg, Bavaria.
Died: May 3, 1561, Joachimsthal, Bohemia (now Jáchymov, Czechia).
For many years Hermann was master in the Latin School in Joachimsthal, and cantor or organist and choirmaster in the church.
Toward the end of his life he suffered greatly from gout, and had to resign his post as cantor a number of years before his death.
His hymn tunes were published in: