Born: Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1670, Hoh­en­fel­den, Ger­ma­ny (near Er­furt).

Died: De­cem­ber 25, 1745, Sieb­le­ben, Go­tha, Thu­rin­gia, Ger­ma­ny.


Schmidt was the son of Jo­hann Ja­kob Schmidt, pas­tor at Ho­hen­fel­den.

He ma­tri­cu­lat­ed at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Jena in the au­tumn of 1688, and in 1691 went to Er­furt to at­tend lec­tures by Breit­haupt and Au­gust Francke.

He spent part of 1692 tra­vel­ing in north­ern Ger­ma­ny, and 1693–96 most­ly worked as a pri­vate tu­tor in Go­tha.

On the twelfth Sun­day af­ter Tri­ni­ty, 1697, he be­gan work at Sieb­le­ben as sub­st­itute (cur­ate in charge), and on the fourth Sun­day in Ad­vent, 1698, as pas­tor there.



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