1546–1613
Johannes Steuerlein

Introduction

Born: Ju­ly 5, 1546, Schmal­kal­den, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: May 5, 1613, Mein­ing­en, Ger­ma­ny.

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Biography

Johann was the son of Cas­par Steu­er­lein (or Steur­lein), first Lu­ther­an pas­tor at Schmal­kal­den.

Around 1580, af­ter com­plet­ing law stu­dies, he was ap­point­ed town clerk of Wa­sung­en (be­tween Schmal­kal­den and Mein­ing­en).

In 1589, he be­came 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.

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