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Johannes Agricola

e="German proverbs">German proverbs. The first volume contains 300 proverbs and was published in 1529 (Drey hundert Gemeyner Sprichworter, der wir Deutschen vns gebrauchen, vnd doch nicht wissen woher sie kommen; first published in Low German the year before); the second volume contains 450 proverbs and was published in 1530 (Das ander teyl gemainer Tewtscher Sprichwörter, mit jhrer außlegung : hat fünffthalb hundert newer Wörtter). A revised edition containing the seven hundred and fifty proverbs of the previous two volumes was published in 1534 (Sybenhundert und fünfftzig teütscher Sprichwörter, verneüwert und gebessert) and later republished with updated orthography, for example, in Wittenberg in 1592.

In literature

In 1836, Robert Browning used him as the subject of an early poetic solioquy, "Johannes Agricola in Meditation".


  1. ^ a b c d John Julian: Dictionary of Hymnology, Second Edition, page 19. London: John Murray, 1907.
  2. ^ Lutheran Cyclopedia entry on Agricola, John.
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