Joachim Lange

LANGE, Joachim. b. Gardelegen, Alte Mark (now Saxony-Anhalt), 26 October 1670; d. Halle, 7 May 1744. He was educated at various schools (Osterwiek, Halberstadt, Quedlinburg, Magdeburg) and studied theology at the Universities of Leipzig (1689), Erfurt (1690), Hamburg (1691) and Halle (1692). He shared rooms with August Hermann Francke*, and was much influenced by him. In 1693 he was appointed tutor at Berlin to the son of Freiherr von Canitz (a friend of Philipp Jakob Spener*, the founder of Pietism, whom Lange met), and in 1696 rektor of the school at Cöslin. He became rektor of the Friedrichswerder Gymnasium at Berlin (1698) and pastor of the Friedrichstadt church (1699). In 1709 he was...

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