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Lang, Matthäus, (von Wellenburg)

(ca. 1468–1540). B. Augsburg, Ger.; educ. Tübingen, Ingolstadt, and Vienna; imperial secy.; bp. Gurk 1505; cardinal 1511/12; abp. Salzburg 1519; first favorably inclined toward evangelicals; relapsed after receiving from Rome unqualified patronage of certain bishoprics in his diocese; demanded that J. von Staupitz* reject Luth. heresy 1521; drove P. Speratus* out of Salzburg; at the 1530 Augsburg Diet (see Lutheran Confessions, A) he declared himself a bitter foe of M. Luther.*

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