1590–1642
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No­vem­ber 9, 1590, Je­na, Ger­ma­ny.

Jan­u­ary 26, 1642, Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny.

Meyfart stu­died at the Un­i­ver­si­ties of Je­na (MA 1611, DD 1624) and Wit­ten­berg, and was there­af­ter ad­junct of the phil­o­soph­ic­al fa­cul­ty at Je­na for some time.

In 1616, he was ap­point­ed pro­fes­sor in the Gym­na­si­um at Co­burg, and in 1623 di­rec­tor. When his col­leagues at the Gym­na­si­um com­plained to the gov­ern­ment about his 1633 dis­ser­ta­tion De dis­ci­pli­na ec­cle­si­as­ti­ca, Mey­fart ac­cept­ed a pro­fess­or­ship at the re­vived Un­i­ver­si­ty of Er­furt.

He be­gan his work in Er­furt in Ju­ly 1633, be­came rec­tor of the Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1634, and in 1636 be­came pa­stor of the Pre­dig­er Kirche.

Meyfart’s works in­clude:

  1. Jerusalem du Hoch­ge­baute Stadt
  2. O Gross­er Gott von Macht

Meyfart’s burial place