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Erdmann Neumeister

(1671—1756)


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(Uichteritz nr. Weißenfels, 1671–1756, Hamburg), after studying theology in Leipzig, worked as a pastor from 1697, becoming chaplain to the court and moderator (Oberhofprediger and Superintendent) in Sorau from 1706 to 1715, after which he moved to Hamburg as principal pastor. His publications include religious poetry and hymns as well as collections of sermons (Priesterliche Lippen in Bewahrung der Lehre, 1713; Heilige Sonntags-Arbeit, 1716). He was the author of a Latin survey of German literature (Specimen diss. hist. crit. de poëtis Germanicis, 1695). His views form the basis of Hunold's Allerneuste Art zur reinen und galanten Poesie zu gelangen (1707).

From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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