Gerhardt, Paul

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Gerhardt, Paul Gender: M
born on 12 March 1607 Jul.Cal. (22 Mar 1607 greg.) at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Gräfenhainichen, Germany, 51n44, 12e27
Timezone LMT m12e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°03' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°35 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 28°47'

Paul Gerhardt


German hymn writer, considered Germany's greatest. Many of his best-known hymns were originally published in various church hymnbooks, as for example in that for Brandenburg, which appeared in 1658; others first saw the light in Johann Crüger's Geistliche Kirchenmelodien (1649) and Praxis pietatis melica (1656). The first complete collection is the Geistliche Andachten, published in 1666-1667 by Ebeling, music director in Berlin. No hymn by Gerhardt of a later date than 1667 is known to exist. He died on 27 May 1676.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 27 May 1676 Jul.Cal. (6 June 1676 greg.)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes two books:

"Paulus Gerhardts geistliche Lieder" by Johann Friedrich Bachmann (Oehmigke, 1866), p. 38: "sondern 1607 den 12. März früh 4 Uhr zu Gräfenhainichen geboren."

"Paul Gerhardt, seine Lieder und seine Zeit" by Hermann Petrich (C. Bertelsman, 1907), p. 217: "1607 den 12. Mart, früh 4 Uhr wurde der berühmte Liederdichter Paul Gerhard hier geboren."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Hymn writer)