b Domnau, Prussia 1590, d Königsberg 1635. The son of the burgomaster of Domnau, he graduated from the Univ of Königsberg in 1611, and briefly at more than one other university before becoming rector (principal) of the school at Friedland in 1614. After other appointments he moved back to Königsberg in 1623 and served as a church pastor there for the remaining 12 years of his life. Many of his 20 or so hymns celebrate the major Christian festivals. No.845.