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He was born at [[Hayn]], near [[Dresden]], into a Catholic family. He studied at [[Meissen]], [[Leipzig]], et [[Wittenberg]]. In 1567 he became pastor at [[Zschopau]], near [[Chemnitz]]. There he lived out a quiet life, engaged in his writings.
 
He kept his ideas secret, entrusting them only to personal friends (in contrast to [[Jakob Böhme]]). He carried out his parish duties, keeping a low profile. He left around 6000 pages in printed or manuscript works. His ideas on human nature were only gradually and posthumously published. [[Johann Arndt]], [[Gottfried Arnold]] etand [[Gottfried Leibniz]] helped to spread Weigel's ideas.
His mysticism was marked by that of [[Johannes Tauler]] and by doctrines of[[Paracelsus]]; he was also a follower of [[Sebastian Franck]] and