Born: March 6, 1624, Un­ter-Nessa (near Weiss­en­fels), Sax­o­ny.

Died: May 25, 1679, Naum­burg, Sax­o­ny. The La­tin in­scrip­tion placed on his tomb­stone by his son reads:

Cum viv­er­et, mor­ie­batur, et nunc cum mor­tu­us vi­vit, quia scie­bat, quod vi­ta via sit mor­tis et mors vi­tae in­tro­i­tus.

Eldest son of pas­tor Zach­a­ri­as Al­bin­us, Jo­hann was, af­ter his fa­ther’s death, adopt­ed by his cou­sin, Lu­cas Pol­lio, di­a­co­nus at St. Ni­cho­las’ Church in Leip­zig. Af­ter Pol­lio’s death in 1643, the court preach­er, Se­bas­ti­an Mit­ter­nach of Naum­burg, took an in­ter­est in Jo­hann, who re­mained at Naum­burg un­til en­ter­ing the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig in 1645. He stu­died eight years there, dur­ing which time he act­ed as house tu­tor to the Bur­ger­meist­er, Dr. Fried­rich Kühl­wein. In 1653, he was a­ppoint­ed rec­tor of the Ca­thed­ral School in Naum­burg. He re­signed the post in 1657 to be­come pas­tor of St. Oth­mar’s Church in Naumb­urg.

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Hymns

  1. Alle Menschen müssen sterben
  2. Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn
  3. Welt, Ade! Ich bin deine müde

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