Johann Georg Juncker

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Johann Georg Juncker , also Johann Georg Junker , (* 1662 in Waltershausen ; † July 28, 1739 ) was a German jurist and hymn poet .


Johann Georg Juncker was born in Waltershausen in 1662 as the son of the civil servant Johann Matthaeus Juncker , who died in 1703 and who in turn was the son of the mayor Johann Juncker. His brother was the theologian Johann Philipp Juncker . On the high school to Gotha prefigured, he moved in 1683, the University of Jena to a two-year law degree. In his hometown he worked as mayor from 1690.

In 1737 a fire destroyed Juncker's belongings, his library and his rare manuscripts, both of great value, burned down. On July 28, 1739 he finally died at the age of 77. Juncker had six fingers on one hand that were fused together.

Juncker wrote legal treatises and also sacred songs in Latin and German . These songs were initially printed individually, but later with songs by his brother and his father in his brother's collection of spiritual house songs , the fourth edition of which Juncker zu Schmalkalden printed in 1730.