Hermann Adalbert Daniel

DANIEL, Hermann Adalbert. b. Köthen, south of Magdeburg, 18 November 1812; d. Leipzig, 13 September 1871. He was educated at the University of Halle (PhD 1835). He became a master at the Paedagogium in Halle, then an assistant inspector, and finally Professor (1854). He retired to Dresden (1870), and died at Leipzig. He was the compiler of an Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch (Halle, 1842), described in JJ as ‘a very indifferent hymn-book’ (p. 279), but he is chiefly known as the compiler of the five-volume Thesaurus Hymnologicus (Leipzig, 1841-55), recording the known hymns of the years before 1500. Its full title was Thesaurus Hymnologicus, sive hymnorum, canticorum, sequentiarum, circa...

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