(Knopken; Knop; Knopke; Knopf; Knophius; Knoppe; Cnophius; perhaps ca. 14931539). B. in or near Küstrin (Cüstrin; Kostrzyn), Brandenburg; assoc. with J. Bugenhagen* at Treptow on the Rega, Poland; to Riga, Latvia, 1521, with some Livonian scholars; enjoyed protection of civil authorities; with J. Briesmann* prepared ch. order for Riga based largely on M. Luther's* Formula missue (see Chant; Liturgics; Luther, Liturgies of); gained Riga for Luth. Reformation* by successtully defending 15 theses in disputation with Romanists; hymnist. Works include commentary on Ro. See also Estonia, 2; Latvia.
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