Knöpken, Andreas (Cnophius), was born at Kustrin (Custrin) about 1490. He was for some time assistant in the school at Treptow, in East Pomerania, under Bugenhagen. But as they both espoused the cause of the Reformation, they had to flee from Treptow in 1521, Bugenhagen to Wittenberg, and Knopken to Riga. At Riga Knöpken conducted a successful disputation with the monks, and was appointed by tbe Council and burgesses evangelical archidiaconus of St. Peter's Church, where he began his work Oct. 23, 1522. He died at Riga, Feb. 18, 1539.
Knöpken's hymns are almost all Psalm versions. Three appeared under the title of Ethlike psalmen dorch Andream Knöpken vordütscht as an Appendix to B. Waldis's De parabell vam vorlorn Szohn, Riga, 1527… Go to person page >