(variants include Aless and Alane; 150065). B. Edinburgh, Scot.; educ. St. Andrews; canon St. Andrews; won for the Reformation by P. Hamilton*; imprisoned; escaped to Ger.; became acquainted with M. Luther* and P. Melanchthon*; visited Eng. 1535; prof. theol. Frankfurt an der Oder 1540; active in Eng. under Edward VI (see England, B 4); from 1543 he was at Leipzig U., where he was rector at least twice.
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