Born: Oc­to­ber 19, 1649, Gro­ben, Ger­ma­ny (now part of the town of Teuch­ern).

Died: March 29, 1708, Ber­lin, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Klos­ter Kirche, Ber­lin, Ger­ma­ny.


Rodigast was the son of a Lu­ther­an min­is­ter.

He at­tende­d the Uni­ver­si­ty of Je­na (MA 1671), then joined the phi­lo­so­phy fa­cul­ty there.

In 1680, he be­came con­rec­tor at the Grey­fri­ars Gym­na­si­um in Ber­lin. He de­clined ap­point­ments as a pro­fess­or at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Je­na and rec­tor at schools in Stade and Stral­sund, choos­ing to stay in Ber­lin.


Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ro­di­gast (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),