Johannes Steuerlein

Ju­ly 5, 1546, Schmal­kal­den, Ger­ma­ny.

May 5, 1613, Mein­ing­en, Ger­ma­ny.


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