Ahle, Johann Rudolf
Johann Rudolphe Ahle (1625-1673) was born in Thuringia, Germany. He studied theology and music, becoming cantor at St Andrew's Church, Erfurt. In 1654, he became organist at St Blaise's Church, Muhlhausen. He composed many sacred works for the organ and choir. Johann Ahle also served his town as town council member and Mayor. His son, Johann Georg Ahle was also an accomplished composer and organist.