Born: November 1, 1633, Hameln, Germany.
Died: September 7, 1722, Hanover, Germany.
Gerhard was the son of Wilcke Ludwig van der Mueln (or Molanus).
He studied at the University of Helmstedt.
In 1659, he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rinteln, but in 1664 extraordinary, and in 1665 ordinary Professor of Theology and D.D.
In 1674, he was appointed Director of the Consistory at Hanover and General Superintendent of the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Molanus was a man of extensive learning, and in his official position wielded great influence over the Electorate.
In 1677, he was appointed (titular) Abbot of Loccum.
In 1698, he edited the Hanover Gesangbuch.
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