Nobilissimo & Politissimo D[omi]no Possessori Amico honoratissimo, cum voto omnigenae felicitatis posuit

J. H. Heydenus SS: Th[eologiae] D[octor] & Pr[ofessor], Illus[tris] Colleg[ii] Reg[ii] Ephorus & Regi Boruss[iae] à concior. S. in templ. Cathedr. Halensi.

Symb. Fide Deo, faciet. *
Hale Magdeb[urgicae] 17. Julij 1714

 * Homer, Ilias 11.514.

* This motto is probably an abbreviation of Psalm 37:5: “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” In the Vulgate: “Revela Domino viam tuam et spera in eum et ipse faciet.” Johann Georg Gullmann quotes it in a more complete form on p. 455.


For the healing men is worth of many others. (Homer) *

I wrote this to the very noble and erudite owner [of this album], to my honoured friend, wishing him all kind of happiness.

J. H. Heydenus, doctor and professor of theology, supervisor of the noble royal college, preacher of the King of Prussia and of the cathedral of Halle

Motto: Trust in God, he will act. *

In Halle of Magdeburg, on July 17, 1714.









p. 147. Halle, July 17, 1714

Heyden, Johann Huldreich
(1662-1727), German Reformed theologian

Johann Huldreich Heyden (Heyd) was born on September 2, 1662. in the village of Benken near to Basel. His father, Jakob Heyden was the teacher of the local school. The young Johann learned in Basel, and while he made remarkable advances in theology and philosophy, nevertheless he accepted a teacher's position in a low-level (trivial) school in Basel from 1682 to 1691. At the end he was however discharged, because he took part in local riots. He became army chaplain at the Swiss, and in 1694 at the Dutch army. He studied in Heidelberg and in Dutch academies. From 1696 he was pastor and school rector in the town of Meisenheim (today in Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz). He was a pastor also in Zweibrücken. He graduated in 1710 in Heidelberg, and became preacher of the cathedral of Halle, professor of theology, supervisor of the royal college, and member of the church council. In all these offices he won great acknowledgements. He was a member of the English Mission Society. He died on August 27, 1727. Some of his works: Fröliche Traurigkeit, das ist, Schrifft- und vernunfft-mässige Anweisung wie ein glaubiger Christ unter der Creutzlast sein Haupt frölich empor heben möge. [Sine loco], 1692. – Der durch die Sünde verscherzte Wohlstand und verlohrne Kron, Zweibrücken, 1697. – Oratio funebris in … Caroli XI Suecorum, Gothorum & Vandalorum regis … obitum … dicta d. XI. Septembris styl. v. MDCXCVII. Zweibrücken, 1697. – Disputatio theologica inauguralis de religione. Heidelberg, 1710. – Disp. de divinitate Scr. S., Halle, 1710. – Oratio inauguralis de conscientia. Halle, 1710. – Our Library keeps a dissertation of Halle from 1716 defended by David Naudaeus under his chairmanship.

• DBA I 533: 14-19 • DBI • Dunkel I/1, I/2, II/1, II/4 • Jöcher-Adelung II 1985