Johann Crüger
b. April 9, 1598 – d. February 23, 1662 • Composer • Hymn writer • Musician
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Crüger, Johann
Crüger, Johann, a distinguished German Church musician, and composer of many noble and well-known chorales; b. April 9, 1598, at Gross-Breese, near Guben, Brandenburg; educated at Guben, Breslau, Olmütz and Regensburg; settled at Berlin in 1615; appointed cantor of the Church of St. Nicholas, Berlin,
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Crüger, Johann
Crüger, JohannThe cantor, composer, and hymnal editor Johann Crüger (1598–1662) was born in Prussia as the son of an innkeeper. In 1620 he began the study of theology at Wittenberg University, but in 1622 left to become cantor at St. Nicholai Church in Berlin, where he worked until he died. He was also
Who’s Who in Christian History
Cruger, Johannes
Cruger, Johannes (1598–1662)German church musicianBorn in Gross-Breese, Prussia, Cruger was for forty years cantor for St. Nicholas Church (Lutheran) in Berlin. Cruger’s great interest in congregational singing was shown both in his published collections of chorales and in his own tunes. In 1644 he