(Krell; ca. 15501601). B. Leipzig; brought into govt. 1580 by August* of Saxony; councilor of Christian* I 1586; chancellor of Saxony 1589; sought to reintroduce Crypto*-Calvinism into Saxony by removing the oath of obligation to the FC and exorcism at baptism; autocratic; opposed the Hapsburgs and supported the Fr.; condemned by court of appeals at Prague after Christian's death; beheaded.
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