Born: No­vem­ber 8, 1511, Kitz­ing­en, Bay­ern (Ba­va­ria).

Died: De­cem­ber 10, 1569, Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Stadt­pfarr­kirche, Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny.



Paul was the son of Jo­han­nes Eb­er, a mas­ter tail­or in Kitz­ingen.

In 1523, he left home to at­tend the Gym­na­si­um in Ans­bach. Forced by ill­ness to re­turn home, he was thrown from horse­back and dragged more than a mile, leav­ing him de­formed for the rest of his life.

In 1525, he en­tered the St. Lor­entz school at Nur­em­berg un­der Jo­ach­im Ca­me­ra­ri­us. In 1532, he went to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wit­ten­berg (gra­du­at­ed 1563).

Thereafter he be­came a tu­tor in the Phi­lo­so­phi­cal fa­cul­ty there. He was ap­point­ed pro­fess­or of La­tin in 1544, then in 1557 pro­fess­or of He­brew and cas­tle preach­er. In 1558 he be­came town preach­er and Ge­ne­ral Su­per­in­tende­nt of the Elec­tor­ate, re­ceiv­ing his DD de­gree from the uni­ver­si­ty in 1599.