Born: Ju­ly 5, 1546, Schmal­kal­den, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: May 5, 1613, Mein­ing­en, Ger­ma­ny.

Johann was the son of Cas­par Steu­er­lein (or Steur­lein), first Lu­ther­an pas­tor at Schmal­kal­den. Af­ter com­plet­ing his law stu­dies, he was, about 1580, ap­point­ed town clerk of Wa­sung­en (be­tween Schmal­kal­den and Mein­ing­en), and then, in 1859, Kanz­lei-Se­cre­tär (sec­re­ta­ry in chan­ce­ry) at Mein­ing­en, to the Hen­ne­berg ad­min­is­tra­tion. He was al­so a no­ta­ry pub­lic, and around 1604, be­came may­or of Mein­ing­en. Em­per­or Ru­dolph “crowned” him as a po­et. His works in­clude:



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