Julius Schubring

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Born: 2 June 1806

Died: 14 December 1889


Julius Schubring (born June 2, 1806, Dessau; died 14 December 1889) was a Protestant pastor and consistory councillor in Dessau. He became famous for his friendship and collaboration with Felix Mendelssohn. After studying in Leipzig and Berlin, in 1828 he became a pupil of Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834). In 1830, he returned as a teacher in his native Dessau, where he was trainee in 1831, a deacon in 1832 and, in 1837, pastor. In 1870, he became a consistory councillor, and he worked until his retirement in 1883.

Schubring was the librettist of Mendelssohn's oratorio St. Paul, first performed in 1836, and advised Mendelssohn also in the drafting of Elijah. In 1882, his son, Julius Schubring, published correspondence between his father and Mendelssohn. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in Theology by the University of Halle. (tr. from German Wikipedia)

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