FISCHER (Vischer), Christoph. b. Joachimsthal (now Czech Jáchimov), ca. 1518; d. Celle, 1597 (buried 16 Oct). He was probably taught at school by Nikolaus Herman*. He studied at Wittenberg, where he was one of Luther’s lodgers, together with Johannes Mathesius*, who lived there at the same time, and who also came from Joachimsthal. Mathesius left in 1542 but Fischer stayed until 1544, when he graduated MA and was ordained. He was pastor at Jüterbog (1544-52), near Wittenberg, where he was known as a learned man but a strict preacher; then superintendent at Schmalkalden (1552-71), pastor at Meiningen (1571-74), court preacher at the castle chapel at Celle (1574-77), and chief pastor at...
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