Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
SPITTA, Karl Johann Philipp. b. Hannover, 1 August 1801; d. Burgdorf, 28 September 1859. He was born into a Huguenot family; his father was a teacher of French. He was apprenticed to a watchmaker, but left the craft in 1818 to study at the Gymnasium at Hannover and then at the University of Göttingen (1821-24). He became a private tutor to the family of a judge at Lüne (1824-28), before being ordained as a Lutheran pastor at Südwald in the Grafschaft (County) of Hoya (1828-30). He became a garrison and prison chaplain at Hameln (1830-37); pastor at Wechold (1837-47); Lutheran superintendent at Wittingen, near Lüneburg (1847-53) and at Peine, near Hildesheim (1853-59). He was appointed...
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