1546-1613
Johannes Steuerlein

July 5, 1546, Schmalkalden, Germany.

May 5, 1613, Meiningen, Germany.

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Johann was the son of Caspar Steuerlein (or Steurlein), first Lutheran pastor at Schmalkalden. After completing his law studies, he was, about 1580, appointed town clerk of Wasungen (between Schmalkalden and Meiningen), and then, in 1589, Kanzlei-Secretär (secretary in chancery) at Meiningen, to the Henneberg administration. He was also a notary public, and around 1604, became mayor of Meiningen. Emperor Rudolph crowned him as a poet. His works include:

  1. Das alte Jahr vergangen ist

Steuerlein’s burial place