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Rist, Johann
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(Mar 8, 1607, Ottensen – Aug 31, 1667, Wedel), studied theology and medicine from 1626 in Rostock, and from 1629 to 1631 in Rinteln (under J. Stegmann in particular). From 1635 until his death, Rist was pastor in Wedel. He was one of the most important religious poets, alongside A. Gryphius, S. Dach, and P. Gerhardt. He was a member of the literary societies Societas Florigerae ad Pegnensum (from 1645) and Societas Fructifera (from 1647), and in 1658 also founded his own poets’ society (Elbschwanenorden [Order of the Elbe Swan]). In 1646 he became poeta laureatus and in 164…

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Steiger, Johann Anselm, “Rist, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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