(15251602). Son-in-law of P. Melanchthon*; b. Bautzen, Ger.; studied math and medicine Wittenberg; prof. Wittenberg 1554; gen. supt. Lat. schools; physician to elector August* of Saxony; furthered Crypro-Calvinism (see Crypto-Calvinistic Controversy); arrested 1574; imprisoned; released 1586; physician and councillor Dessau.
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