Engraving of Franck c. 1660, with punning caption in Latin "Michael Francus, born a freeman (francus) of Schleusingen in the year 1609 on March 16"
Michael Franck (16 March 1609 – 24 September 1667) was a German baker, teacher, poet, composer and Protestant hymnwriter. He was born in Schleusingen, and died in Coburg.
Franck initially established a career as a baker. Although he was fairly successful, "he became completely impoverished, because of nocturnal thefts and plunders of his house". He moved to Coburg and began teaching. There, he also wrote hymns and poems.