Johann Friedrich Mayer (theologian)
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Johann Friedrich Mayer was the son of Johann Ulrich Mayer and his wife Ursula Sophia Brown. He attended the University of Leipzig and received the degree of Bachelor on 21 April 1666 and the academic degree of Magister of Arts in humanities on 30 January 1668.
He attended the University of Strasbourg, where he was devoted to theological studies, and stayed until 1670 with Balthasar Friedrich Salzmann and Balthasar Bebel. Until 13 February 1671, he was a Bachelor of Theology Faculty of Theology of inclusion in the Leipzig University. On 29 January 1672, he became a minister in his hometown and in the same year a superintendent in Leisnig. On 29 May 1673, he became a licentiate and on 19 October 1674 applied for a doctorate in theology. On 27 November 1678, he became pastor and superintendent in Grimsby.
Mayer built up an extensive book and art collection. His library was one of the largest private libraries in the early 18th century. His art collection included a synagogue scene, a rich collection of medals and numerous pictures, including Cranach's portraits of the Wittenberg reformers. After his death his library was sold at auction. The first pictures remained mostly owned by the family and were only auctioned at the end of the 18th century. A copy of a Rubens painting in Mayer's collection now hangs in the church of New Churches.
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