Nikolaus Selnecker

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Nikolaus Selnecker

Nikolaus Selnecker (or Selneccer) (December 5, 1530 – May 24, 1592) was a German musician and theologian. He is now known mainly as a hymn writer. He is also known as one of the principal authors of the Formula of Concord along with Jakob Andreä and Martin Chemnitz.

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Nikolaus Selnecker was born in Hersbruck in Bavaria, Germany. His father moved him and his family to Nuremberg while he was still a child. At a young age he was an organist at the chapel in the Kaiserburg. He studied under Melanchthon at the University of Wittenberg, graduating M. A. in 1554. Later he was a chaplain and musician at the court of Augustus, Elector of Saxony in Dresden. Additionally he served as a court tutor and supervised education in the court chapel. He was later appointed professor of Theology at Leipzig University, and pastor of St. Thomas's church.[1][2]

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  • Jungkuntz, Ted (2001) Formulators of the Formula of Concord: Four Architects of Lutheran Unity (Wipf and Stock Publishers) ISBN 9781579107437

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