Religion Past and Present

Get access

Semler, Johann Salomo
(808 words)

[German Version]

(Dec 18, 1725, Saalfeld – Mar 14, 1791, Halle).

I. The son of a Lutheran pastor, Semler began his theological studies in Halle in 1743, passing his master’s examination in 1750. His most important teacher was S.J. Baumgarten, who got him interested in history and introduced him to the Lutheran confessional tradition. After a brief stint teaching at the Coburg Gymnasium, Semler was appointed professor of history and Latin poetry at the University of Altdorf. In 1753 he accepted a call to th…

Cite this page
Nüssel, Friederike, “Semler, Johann Salomo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲