1564–1654

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 16, 1564, Rein­stedt (near Or­la­münde), Thu­rin­gia.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 4, 1654, Je­na, Ger­ma­ny.

Biography

Son of farm­er Jo­hann Gross (La­tin­ized to Ma­jor), Jo­hann was or­dained as di­a­co­nus at Wei­mar, and in 1605 be­came pas­tor and su­per­in­ten­dent at Je­na.

In 1611, he was ap­point­ed pro­fess­or at Je­na (DD July 1612).

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