Bonn, Hermann (or Gude), son of Arnold Gude, Councillor at Quakenbrück near Osnabrück, was born at Quakenbrück about 1504. He matriculated at Wittenberg in 1523, and after studying under Luther and Melanchthon, he was for some time employed as a tutor. In 1530 he was appointed Rector of the newly founded St. Mary's School, in Lübeck; and in 1531, Superintendent of Lübeck. In 1543 at the request of the burgesses of Osnabrück he proceeded thither, and in the course of that year as the result of his work the principality was won to the cause of the Reformation. He died at Lübeck, Feb. 12, 1548 (Koch, i. 428-436; Allg. Deutsche Biographie, iii. 133).
As a hymn-writer his work consisted mainly of revisions of the older Latin hymns, and t… Go to person page >