Tobias Clausnitzer

CLAUSNITZER, Tobias. b. Thum, near Annaberg, Saxony, February 1619; d. Weiden, 7 May 1684. He studied at the University of Leipzig (MA 1643), and probably at other universities. He was engaged during the wars of religion on the Protestant side as a ‘Feldprediger’ (army chaplain) to a Swedish regiment (1644), and he preached a sermon at a service at St Thomas’s Church, Leipzig, on the accession of Queen Christina of Sweden, published (with his name as ‘Clausnicer’) as Lob- und Danck-Rede, Gott dem ewigen… Könige zu schuldigen Ehren, der Königin in Schweden zu gesegneter Glückwünschung über die newangetretene Regierung… gehalten (Leipzig, 1645). He preached to the army of General Wrangel at...

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