Johann Werner Streithorst

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Johann Werner Streithorst (born May 18, 1746 in Wernigerode , † February 17, 1800 in Halberstadt ) was a German Protestant theologian and writer .


The son of Gürtler Johann Ernst Streithorst attended the Latin school in his hometown and from 1758 the Lyceum in Wernigerode. In 1765 he studied theology at the University of Halle . In 1768 he became the fifth teacher at the Lyceum in Wernigerode. In 1772 he switched to the Martin School in Halberstadt as a sub-principal, and in 1773 he was vice principal and deacon at the Holy Spirit Hospital Church. In 1773 he became vice principal of the Halberstadt Martinischule, with which the office of early preacher at the hospital church was connected. In 1775 he was appointed second cathedral preacher. In 1788 he was promoted to the position of first cathedral preacher and real consistorial councilor, at the same time as chief cathedral preacher and chief inspector of all cathedral capitular churches and schools in Halberstadt.

After his death, his funeral sermon was put into print.

Works (selection)

  • First lines of the description of the earth for beginners , Wernigerode 1770
  • Draft to improve the cathedral capital country schools , Halberstadt 1787