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August, Elector of Saxony

(1526–1586). Succeeded his brother Maurice in 1553; staunch Lutheran, but, hoodwinked by the Crypto-Calvinists, he deposed the true Lutherans who opposed the Calvinizing Wittenberg Catechism and the Dresden Consensus. When, however, Exegesis perspicua, by J. Cureus,* appeared in 1574, which actually attacked the Luth. doctrine of the Lord's Supper, he imprisoned the deceivers and spent 80,000 Taler to help bring into being the Book of Concord of 1580. See also Crypto-Calvinistic Controversy; Lutheran Confessions, C 2; Peucer, Kaspar.

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