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Nikolaus Selnecker

Nikolaus Selnecker

Nikolaus Selnecker (or Selneccer) (December 5, 1530 – May 24, 1592) was a German musician and theologian. He is now known mainly as a hymn writer. He is also known as one of the principal authors of the Formula of Concord along with Jakob Andreä and Martin Chemnitz.


  • Biography 1
  • References 2
  • Other Sources 3
  • Related Reading 4
  • External links 5


Nikolaus Selnecker was born in Kaiserburg. He studied under Melanchthon at the University of Wittenberg, graduating M. A. in 1554. Later he was a chaplain and musician at the court of Augustus, Elector of Saxony in Dresden. Additionally he served as a court tutor and supervised education in the court chapel. He was later appointed professor of Theology at Leipzig University, and pastor of St. Thomas's church.[1][2]


  1. ^ (Studium Excitare, issue four)Nikolaus SelneckerSouksamay Phetsanghane:
  2. ^ (Hymnary.Org)Nicolaus Selneccer

Other Sources

  • Jungkuntz, Ted (2001) Formulators of the Formula of Concord: Four Architects of Lutheran Unity (Wipf and Stock Publishers) ISBN 9781579107437

Related Reading

  • Gritsch, Eric W. (2010) A History of Lutheranism (Fortress Press) ISBN 978-0800697129

External links

  • Bach Cantatas WebsiteBiography at
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