Fritsch, Ahasverus

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Fritsch, Ahasverus Gender: M
born on 16 December 1629 Jul.Cal. (26 Dec 1629 greg.) at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Mücheln, Germany, 51n18, 11e48
Timezone LMT m11e48 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°10' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°36 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 15°25'


German jurist, poet and hymn writer of the Baroque era. Fritsch attended the Gymnasium in Halle, and in 1650 he enrolled at the Law Faculty of the University of Jena. In 1657 he was appointed Hofmeister by Count Albert Anton von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. In his legal career, he was clerk of the Court in 1665, and in 1687 Chancellor of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. He was the first German legal scholar to deal with the danger of influencing the people by the press. Besides a large number of legal publications, he wrote hymns and devotional writings. He died in Rudolstadt on 24 August 1701.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Kleine Schriften, als ein Lesebuch für Regenten: Mit dessen Biographie von Christoph Ferdinand von Moser" by Ahasver Fritsch (1792), p. 44: "... durch Gottes Gnade auf diese Welt gebohren Anno 1629 den 16. December Nachmittage halb 3 Uhr, in der Stadt Micheln, unter dem Amte Freyburg an der Geisel."

Translation: ... born into this world by the grace of God on 16 December 1629 in the afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the town of Micheln ...


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Hymnwriter)
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist