(15461613). B. Schmalkalden, Ger.; studied law; town clerk Wasungen (on the Werra, bet. Schmalkalden and Meiningen, Thuringia), cen. Ger., ca. 1580; secy. in chancery 1589, mayor ca. 1604 Meiningen. Crowned as poet by Rudolf* II for a metric Bible; also made a metrical version of Ecclus. Musician; works include melodies and 4-part settings.
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