1648–1715

Introduction

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Born: Sep­tem­ber 14, 1648, Bres­lau, Si­le­sia (now Wro­cław, Po­land).

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 27, 1715, Bres­lau, Si­le­sia.

Biography

Casper was the son of tax col­lect­or Mar­tin Neu­mann.

He en­tered the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Je­na in Sep­tem­ber 1667, gra­du­at­ed MA in Au­gust 1670, and was for some time a un­i­ver­si­ty lec­tur­er there.

On No­vem­ber 30, 1673, Neu­mann was or­dained, at the re­quest of Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Go­tha, as tra­vel­ing chap­lain to his son, Prince Chris­tian, whom he ac­com­pa­nied through west­ern Ger­ma­ny, Swit­zer­land, north­ern It­a­ly, and south­ern France, re­turn­ing to Go­tha in 1675.

In 1676, he be­came court preach­er at Alt­en­burg, but in De­cem­ber 1676 was ap­point­ed di­a­co­nus of St. Ma­ry Mag­da­lene Church in Bres­lau, and was pas­tor there in 1689.

In Feb­ru­a­ry 1697, he be­came pas­tor of St. Eliz­a­beth’s Church in Bres­lau, in­spect­or of the church­es and schools in the district, and first pro­fess­or of the­o­lo­gy in the two Gym­na­sia in Bres­lau.

Works

Neumann wrote ov­er 30 hymns, al­most all of which ap­peared in Burg’s Ge­sang Buch (Bres­lau: 1746). Most al­so ap­peared, with his in­i­tials, in the ninth ed­i­tion of the Bres­lau Voll­stän­dige Kirch­en-und Haus-Music (circa 1700). His oth­er works in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics