Paul Gerhardt

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Birthday
12, 1607
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 27, 1676 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1607
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 27, 1676 (69)

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Prolific German composer of church hymns. His most famous compositions include "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded," "If Jesus Be My Friend," and "O World, See Here Your Life."

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Wittenberg and later began a career as a pastor.

Trivia

He attempted to heal the divisions between Lutheran and Reformed clergymen through organizing a series of talks between the two sides, but his efforts were largely unsuccessful.

Family Life

He was married to Anna Maria Barthold.

Associated With

He and Charles Wesley were both important hymn writers.

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