Johann Rist

RIST, Johann. b. Ottensen, near Hamburg, 8 March 1607; d. Wedel, 31 August 1667. The son of a pastor, Rist was educated at the Johanneum at Hamburg and the ‘Gymnasium illustre’ (academic gymnasium) at Bremen. He entered the University of Rinteln, where he was influenced by the hymn writer Josua Stegmann*, and (according to Catherine Winkworth*) he also studied at Leipzig, Utrecht and Leiden (Winkworth, 1869, p. 189), though he may have only visited those places. He became a tutor to the family of a merchant at Hamburg, going with the sons to the University of Rostock, where he studied Hebrew, Mathematics and Medicine. He became a tutor, ca. 1633, to the family of a lawyer at Heide, Holstein...

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