(ca. 1520ca. 1575). B. Sorau, Lower Lusatia; studied at Wittenberg under P. Melanchthon*; rector Nordhausen, Tennstädt, Magdeburg, and Quedlinburg; dismissed from the last post for refusing to sign the Corpus Philippicum (see Corpus doctrinae Christianae); dir. Rathsgymnasium at Erfurt. Tr. M. Luther's* commentary on Gn 125 into Ger.; collaborator on first 4 vols. of the Magdeburg Centuries (see Flacius Illyricus, Matthias).
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