Born: De­cem­ber 16, 1629, Mücheln, Sax­o­ny.

Died: Au­gust 24, 1701, Ru­dol­stadt, Ger­ma­ny.

With help from the fam­ily of a young no­ble he tu­tored, Fritsch re­ceived a good ed­u­ca­tion, earn­ing his law de­gree from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Jena in 1661. He lat­er be­came chan­cel­lor of the un­i­ver­si­ty and pres­i­dent of the Con­sis­to­ry of Ru­dol­stadt. He wrote on num­er­ous sub­jects, in­clud­ing an­ti­qui­ties, law, and re­li­gion, and col­lect­ed hymns.

Sources

Hymns

  1. Liebster Im­man­u­el, Herzog der Frommen

Music

  1. Was frag’ ich nach der Welt

If you know Fritsch’s bur­i­al place