(Ernst; 160175). Der Fromme (the Pious); Bet-Ernst (Praying Ernest). B. Altenburg, Ger.; Duke of Saxe-Weimar 162040, Saxe-Gotha 164075; Luth.; felt responsible for both temporal and eternal welfare of subjects; est. schools and compulsory educ. to achieve piety and practical training. Works pub. under him include a Ger. hymnal; Das Weimarische* Bihelwerk; Cautionale sacrum.
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