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Olivétan, Pierre Robert

(Petrus Robertus Olivetanus; Louis Olivier; ca. 1506–38). B. Noyon, Fr.; adopted Luth. doctrines 1528 during studies at Orléans; fled to Strasbourg; preached to Waldenses* in Piedmont 1532–35; tr. Bible into Fr.; said to have been called Olevitan (a reference to olive oil) because he burned the midnight oil. See also Bible Versions, K.

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