Born: December 25, 1624
Died: July 9, 1677
Occupation: Poet, physician, priest
Biography: Angelus Silesius or Johann Angelus Silesius was a German Catholic priest and physician, known for being a mystic and religious poet. Born and raised as a Lutheran, he adopted the name Angelus and the surname Silesius upon converting to Catholicism in 1653.