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Scheffler, Johann

(also called Angelus Silesius; 162–477). B. Breslau, Silesia, Prussia, Ger.; studied medicine at Strasbourg, and in Holland and Padua, It.; interested in mysticism; private physician to the Duke of Wurttemberg-Öls 1649; RC 1653, assuming the name Angelus from a 16th-c. Sp. mystic; imperial court physician 1654; RC priest 1661; spent most of his last yrs. in a monastery at Breslau; hymnist. Issued Heilige Seelenlust, which includes many of his hymns, which include “Jesu, komm doch selbst zu mir”; “Mir nach! spricht Christus, unser Held”; “Liebe, die du mich zum Bilde”; “Ich will dich lieben, meine Stärke.”

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