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Johannes Cruger (Composer)

Born: 9th April 1598, Guben, Germany

Died: 23rd February 1662, Berlin, Germany

Nationality: German

Johann Crüger is known as a German composer of well-known hymns. In reality, he was an ethnic Sorb, baptized as Jan Krygar. He was also the editor of the most widely used Lutheran hymnal of the 17th century, Praxis pietatis melica.

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