Samuel Ludwik Zasadius

Samuel Ludwik Zasadius or Zasadyus, Sassadius (ca. 1695–1756) was a Polish religious writer, pastor and author of popular sermons and prayer-books. He was also known for propagating Polishness in Cieszyn Silesia.


Zasadius was born ca. 1695 in Komorzno as the son of a Polish pastor. He studied in Wittenberg and Jena. In the years of 1721–1730 Zasadius was a deacon and preacher of Jesus Church in Cieszyn.

He led educational activity, published Polish magazines and learned the Polish language. In 1730 he was expelled (with pastors Johann Adam Steinmetz and Jan Muthmann) from the Austrian monarchy for being in favour of the Pietism movement. He stayed in Germany until 1742. After returning, he became a pastor in Tarnowskie Góry where he died on March 25, 1756.


Zasadius is an author of popular prayer-books and song-books, such as Mleczna potrawa duchowa... (1726), catechism Droga do nieba... (1723), collection of orations Kazania pokutne (1730). He translated a New Testament (1725), The Small Catechism by Martin Luther (1727) and other Luther works.

Further reading


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.