Wolfgang Christoph Dessler

DESSLER, Wolfgang Christoph. b. Nürnberg, 11 February 1660; d. Nürnberg, 11 March 1722. He studied theology at the University of Altdorf, but was forced to leave through poverty and ill-health before taking a degree. He returned to Nürnberg, where he earned a living as a proof-reader, and was employed as a translator and secretary by Erasmus Finx (1627-1694; JJ, p. 377). Dessler was appointed Con-rector of the Schule zum Heiligen Geist at Nürnberg in 1705, a post that he held until he had a stroke in 1720. His hymns appeared in his volume of meditations, Gottgeheiligter Christen nützlich ergetzende Seelenlust unter den Blumen göttliches Worts, oder andächtige Betrachtungen und Gedanken...

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