Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen

FREYLINGHAUSEN, Johann Anastasius. b. Gandersheim, near Braunschweig, 2 December 1670; d. Halle, 12 February 1739. He was educated at the University of Jena, which he found unsatisfactory (1689-91), so that he moved to Erfurt, where he was influenced by Joachim Justus Breithaupt and August Hermann Francke*: he became assistant to Francke in 1694, and moved with him to Glaucha, a part of Halle. Freylinghausen married Francke’s daughter Johanna in 1715, and became his colleague at St Ulrich’s at Halle. He was appointed ‘Subdirektor des Paedagogii und Waysenhauses zu Glaucha’ (sub-director of the school and orphanage) in 1723, and succeeded Francke as pastor of St Ulrich’s in 1727. He suffered...

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