King Wenceslaus of Bohemia, supporter of
(ca. 1371–1415), died (b. 26
John the Constant (1468–1532) issued a directive making
Ernestine Saxony evangelical.
Leonhard Kaiser, Lutheran vicar in Waitzenkirchen,
Bavaria, was burned at the stake (b. ca. 1480, Raab, near
Schärding, Bavaria). [German
John the Constant, Elector of Saxony and champion of
Lutheranism, died (b. 30 June 1468).
Aemilie Juliane, hymnist, was born in Heidecksburg, the
castle of her father's uncle, Count Ludwig Guenther of
Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, where her father and family had to
seek refuge during the Thirty Years' War (d. 3 December
1639 The sister of
Valentin Thilo Jr. (1607–1662),
a pastor's wife, died of pestilence in Koenigsberg. Stanza 3
“Ye Sons of Men, Oh,
Hearken” was written
with her in mind.
Heinrich Held, hymnist, died (b. 21 July 1620, Guhrau,
(bapt. 19 June 1608), Anglican historian, died.
Pope Clement XIV
(1705–1774) dissolved the
Jesuit Order, fearing its growing power.
Saint John Bosco, Roman Catholic educator, was born in
Becchi, Italy (d. 31 January 1888).
Eliza Alderson, sister of
John B. Dykes
(1823–1876), was born at Hull,
England (d. 18 March 1889).
Schlatter, Swiss Protestant New Testament scholar, was
born in Saint Gall, Switzerland (d. 19 May 1938).
Carl Gustaf Boberg, Swedish lay preacher and author of
“How Great Thou Art,”
was born at Moensteras, Sweden (d. 7 January 1940).
1863 Abraham Lincoln signed the
1872 The English Lutheran Conference of Missouri
was organized. It eventually developed into the present
English District of the
1875 American evangelist
Charles Grandison Finney, the leading revivalist of the
nineteenth century, died (b. 29 August 1792).
Lutheran Free Church of Saxony was organized.
Hamuera Te Punga, a native Maori LCMS pastor, was born
in Lower Hutt, New Zealand (d. 30 July 1968).
1952 A Lutheran mission in Portugal was begun by
Rudolfo Haase of Brazil.