Johannes Hermann

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Born: 1515, Zittau, Saxony, Germany

Died: 22 April 1593, Freiberg, Germany

Johannes Hermann (Herman) was the 4th Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1531 to 1536. Subsequently, where he became the first Evangelist Kantor in Freiberg. In 1540 he became a professional jurist (1541 Amtsvoigt). He authored (1593) the text of the chorale Jesu, sei nun gepreiset (usually known in the setting by Melchior Vulpius).

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