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Altenburg, Johann Michael

(1584–1640). B. Alach, near Erfurt, Ger.; educ. Erfurt; teacher and precentor Erfurt; pastor Ilversgehofen and Marbach (both near Erfurt) 1608, Trochtelborn 1611, Grossen Sommern (Sommerda, or Sömmerda; near Erfurt) 1621; fled to Erfurt under stress of the Thirty Years' War; in Erfurt diaconus of the Augustine Ch. 1637, pastor St. Andrew 1638; hymnist. Words and music of “Verzage nicht, du Häuflein klein” are ascribed to him.

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