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Johann Jakob Quandt

Johann Jakob Quandt (Lithuanian: Jonas Jokūbas Kvantas; 27 March 1686 in Königsberg – 17 January 1772 in Königsberg) was a German orthodox Lutheran theologian, and professor of theology in Königsberg. He opposed Pietism, but sympathized with Wolffianism.[1] He is known for sponsoring the first complete translation of the Bible into Lithuanian, the Quandt Bible of 1735.[2] He was also a librarian of the Königsberg Public Library (first librarian, 1714–18).

He was considered an excellent preacher. Frederick the Great called him the best preacher he knew. In 1743 he published a hymnal in response to Georg Friedrich Rogall's Pietist hymnal.[3]


  1. ^ Kuehn, Manfred (2001). Kant: a biography. Cambridge University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-521-49704-6.
  2. ^ Metzger, Bruce Manning; Michael David Coogan (1993). The Oxford companion to the Bible. Oxford University Press. p. 771. ISBN 978-0-19-504645-8.
  3. ^ Quandt, Johann Jakob (1686-1772) Biographies: Königsberg Professors - Manchester University