October 26, 1670, Gardelegen, Germany.
May 7, 1774, Halle, Germany.
Lange was the son of Mauritius Lange, senior councillor at Gardelegen.
He entered the University of Leipzig in the autumn of 1689, where he shared rooms with pietist Augustus Francke.
In 1690, he followed Francke to Erfurt, and in 1692 to Halle. By the recommendation of J. O. Schade he was appointed, in 1693, tutor to the only son of Friedrich von Canitz in Berlin. In 1696, he became rector of the school at Köslin, Pomerania (now Koszalin, Poland); in 1698 rector of the Friedrichswerder Gymnasium at Berlin; in 1699 pastor of the Friedrichstadt church; and in 1709, professor of theology at Halle.
His son, Samuel Gotthold Lange, was a noted poet.
Lange’s burial place