Angelus Silesius


Basic data

  1. Scheffler, Johannes Real Name
  2. December 25, 1624 in Breslau
  3. July 9, 1677 in Breslau
  4. Arzt, Theologe, Dichter
  5. Oels, Breslau


(Source: Wikimedia)
Protestant authorities attacked and denounced Silesius in print for his Catholic and mystical beliefs, as with this caricature from the Wohlverdientes Kapitel (1664) depicting him as a peddler of potions, rosaries, gambling cards and dice, spectacles, and other immoral wares.[7] (Source: Wikimedia)
Des Angelus Silesius Cherubinischer Wandersmann (1905) (Source: Wikimedia)
Monument in Wrocław (Source: Wikimedia)
The title page of the 1674 edition Der Cherubinische Wandersmann (Source: Wikimedia)

Biographical information from the WeGA

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