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Seckendorf, Veit Ludwig von

(1626–92). The name Seckendorf is taken from the village of Seckendorf, bet. Nürnberg and Langenzenn. B. Herzogenaurach, near Erlangen, Ger.; educ. Strasbourg; held various positions, esp. in the service of Ernest* I; chancellor U. of Halle 1692; friend of P. J. Spener,* but himself not a Pietist; reconciled Pietists and Halle clergy 1692; hymnist. Works include Commentarius historicus et apologeticus de Lutheranismo, essentially a refutation of L. Maimbourg,* Histoire du Luthéranisme.

L. W. Spitz, “Veit Ludwig von Seckendorf: Statesman and Scholar,” CTM, XVI (1945), 672–684.

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