Born: Ju­ly 25, 1798, Tü­bing­en, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: June 18, 1864, Stutt­gart, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Stutt­gart, Ger­ma­ny.


Knapp’s fa­ther was an ad­vo­cate at the Court of Ap­peal in Tü­bing­en.

In the au­tumn of 1844, Al­bert en­tered the se­mi­na­ry at Maul­bronn, and in 1816 the The­o­lo­gic­al Col­lege at Tü­bing­en, where he al­so gra­du­ated MA at the Uni­ver­si­ty.

In No­vem­ber 1820, he be­came as­sist­ant pas­tor at Feu­er­bach, near Stutt­gart; and in Ju­ly 1821, at Gais­burg, near Stut­tgart.

In Feb­ru­ary 1825, he was ap­point­ed di­a­co­nus at Sulz am Neck­ar, and al­so pas­tor of the neigh­boring vill­age of Holz­haus­en; in June 1831, arch­di­a­co­nus at Kirc­heim-un­ter-Teck; in May 1836, di­a­co­nus of the Hos­pi­tal­kir­che in Stut­tgart; and in Oc­to­ber 1837, arch­di­a­co­nus of the Stifts­kir­che.

In De­cember 1845, he was fin­al­ly ap­point­ed Stadt­pfar­rer at St. Le­on­hard’s Church in Stutt­gart where, af­ter hav­ing for some time been par­tial­ly dis­a­bled by pa­ral­y­sis, he preached his last ser­mon on Feb­ru­ary 13, 1863.


He ed­it­ed the an­nu­al Chris­to­ter­pe (1833–1853), where ma­ny of his hymns ap­peared.

His oth­er works in­clude: