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Encyclopedia > Caspar Abel

Caspar Abel (14 July 1676, Hindenburg in der Altmark - 11 January 1763, Westdorf) was a German theologian, historian and poet.


Abel was son of a preacher and gained his theological education in Braunschweig and Helmstedt. In 1696 he became rector in Osterburg, in 1698 at the Johannisschule in Halberstadt. In 1718 he became preacher in Westdorf near Aschersleben where he died in 1763.


Note: From 1748 to 1764 he was assisted by Johann Gottfried Bürger, the father of poet Gottfried August Bürger.


Publications

  • historical works:
  • Preußische und Brandenburgische Reichs- und Staatshistorie, 1710, 2 volumes,
  • Preußische und Brandenburgische Reichs_ und Staatsgeographie, 1711, 2 volumes, 8°, additions in 1747.
  • Deutsche und Sächsische Altertümer, 1729_32, 3 volumes, 8°
  • Stift_, Stadt_ und Landchronica des Fürstenthums Halberstadt, 1745, 4°
  • poems:
  • Jubelfest des Brandenburgischen Unterthanen, 1700
  • Abbildung eines rechtschaffenen Predigers, 1710
  • translations:
  • Ovid's Heroids, 1704, 1723
  • Boileau's satires, 1729-32, 2 volumes

Sources

  • Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie - online version (http://mdz2.bib-bvb.de/~adb/)



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