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Zerrenner, Heinrich Gottlieb
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(Mar 8, 1750, Wernigerode – Nov 10, 1811, Derenburg), Protestant theologian and educational writer. After attending the Latin school in Wernigerode and the Pedagogium in Klosterberge, Zerrenner studied theology in Halle from 1768 to 1771, where one of his teachers was J.S. Semler. In 1772 he took a teaching position in Klosterberge and in 1775 was appointed pastor in Beyendorf (near Magdeburg), where he began to “preach with his pen” (Jacobs). Publication of his Volksbuch brought a call to Derenburg, where he was appointed royal superintendent and senio…

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Domsgen, Michael, “Zerrenner, Heinrich Gottlieb”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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