Othmayr, Caspar

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Othmayr, Caspar Gender: M
born on 12 March 1515 Jul.Cal. (22 Mar 1515 greg.) at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Amberg, Germany, 49n27, 11e52
Timezone LMT m11e52 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°22 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°25'

Caspar Othmayr


German Protestant priest, theologian and composer.

Othmayr became rector of the monastery school of Heilsbronn near Ansbach. From 1548 on he was provost in Ansbach, but soon lost the position because of theological differences.

Othmayr is considered one of the masters of melodic phrasing (Liedsatz) of the middle of the 16th century. The most important works were written from 1545 to 1550. He composed numerous hymns inspired by Martin Luther, and in 1546 wrote Epitaphium a Lutheri in memory of him.

His works are found in numerous collections of his time, as in Georg Forster's Frische teutsche Liedlein.

Othmayr died in Nuremberg on 4 February 1553.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 4 February 1553 Jul.Cal. (14 Feb 1553 greg.)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Caspar Othmayr, Leben und Werk" by Hans Albrecht (Bärenreiter, 1950), p. 7: "Caspar Othmayr ist am 12. März 1515 in Amberg, nachmittags 2 Uhr 30, geboren, wie uns Johannes Gar'caeus in seinem 1570 zu Basel gedruckten „Astrologiae Methodus ...."' mitteilt." [Translation: Caspar Othmayr was born on 12 March 1515 in Amberg in the afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, as Johannes Garcaeus tells us in his "Astrologiae Methodus ...." printed in Basel in 1570.]


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Hymns)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Protestant priest, theologian)