Schweinitz, Hans Christoph von, of Friedrichsdorf and Niederleube, son of Baron Hans Christoph von Schweinitz, of Crane and Hahnichen, in Silesia, was born at Crane, Feb. 1, 1645. After studying at Breslau, Strassbnrg, Leyden, and Paris, and taking a prolonged tour in Italy and elsewhere, he returned to Silesia in 1668, where he was appointed Landesältester for the district of Görlitz, and afterwards Rath and Kammerherr, by August II., in his capacity of King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. He resigned his post as Landesältester, in 1708, and retired to Leube, where he died Nov. 10, 1722.
Only two hymns are known by him. One of these is:—
Wird das nicht Freude sein? Eternal Life. This beautiful hymn, on the Joys of Heaven, was… Go to person page >