Second Council of Nicaea
(1500–1558), Holy Roman emperor, was crowned at Aachen.
Cyriacus Schneegass, hymnist, died at Friedrichroda (b.
5 October 1546, Bufleben, near Gotha, Thuringia).
Leonhard Hutter (b. January 1563 near Ulm), one of the
foremost representatives and defenders of confessional
1779 The first Lutheran church in Africa was
organized at Cape Town, South Africa. Lutheran work in
Africa had started in 1585 when
Duke Ludwig of Württemberg sent an embassy to North
Africa with missionary work as part of its assignment.
New York Ministerium
was organized at Albany, New York.
Margaret Henrietta Muhlenberg, daughter of Henry
Melchior Muhlenberg and wife of J. C. Kunze, died (b. 17
Johann Heinrich Sieker, founder of Concordia College
(Bronxville, New York), was born in Schweinfurth, Bavaria,
Germany (d. 30 December 1904).
H. W. Gesenius, famed German Hebrew scholar, died (b. 3
Robert S. Bridges, hymn translator and poet laureate of
Great Britain, was born at Walmer, Kent, England (d. 21
Friedrich Wilhelm Herzberger, the first Lutheran city
missionary in Saint Louis, was born (d. 26 August 1930) in
Edgar J. Goodspeed, American Greek scholar and Bible
translator, was born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1962).
1914 Martin August Haendschke was born at
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 4 July 1984, Seward, Nebraska). He
graduated from Concordia College (Milwaukee) in 1934 and
from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1938. He served
parishes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan and
Missouri before teaching at Concordia College (Milwaukee)
from 1964 in 1975. He then taught at Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) until his death.
Shailer Mathews (b. 1863), American Baptist educator,