Johannes Gigas

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Johannes Gigas

Johannes Gigas (22 February 1514 — 12 July 1581) was a German Protestant theologian, hymn writer, educator and Reformer. Gigas was born in Nordhausen, Thuringia and died in Schweidnitz (now Świdnica, Silesia, Poland).[1]

Johann Sebastian Bach based his chorale cantata Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114, on a hymn by Gigas.

Literature[edit]

  • Julius Köstlin: Die Baccalaurei und Magistri der Wittenberger philosophischen Facultät 1538–154 und die öffentlichen Disputationen derselben Jahre. Halle: Niemeyer, 1890, p. 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heinrich Julius Kämmel (1879). "ADB:Gigas, Johannes" (in German). Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig. p. 167. 

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