Christian Friedrich Richter

RICHTER, Christian Friedrich. b. Sorau, Brandenburg, 5 October 1676; d. Halle, 5 October 1711. The son of a high-ranking civil servant, Richter studied both medicine and theology at the University of Halle. He impressed August Hermann Franke*, who made him inspector of schools and then medical officer of all the educational institutions in Halle. He was a chemist, who researched into materia medica. His hymns were much influenced by the Pietist atmosphere in Halle. In JJ two are annotated separately, and another 11 under the author (pp. 354, 521, 959-60), where they are described as ‘worthy of note for their genuine, fervent piety, their childlike spirit of love to God, and the depth of...

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