(1641–97), Anglican divine. He was a native of Bacharach on the Rhine, of Protestant parentage, who studied theology at Heidelberg and came to England c.1661. In 1663 he was made a member of Queen's College, Oxford, and vicar of All Saints, Oxford, in 1664. He became prebendary of Exeter Cathedral in 1670, and in the following year preacher at the Savoy, where he enjoyed great popularity. In 1689 he was appointed chaplain to William III, and in 1693 prebendary of Westminster. He wrote a number of devotional books which were widely used at the time, dealing esp. with Holy Communion. Among them are The Happy Ascetic (1681), The Fire of the Altar (1683), and The Crucified Jesus (1686).
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.