(Mellerstadt [Lower Franconia, Upper Bav., Ger.]; d. 1513). Dr. Mellerstadt; Dr. of Medicine, Philos., and Theol.; physician of Frederick* III of Saxony; helped est. U. of Wittenberg, where he was the 1st rector and taught scholastic theol. and medicine; spoke disparagingly of theol., but is said to have had a presentiment of the coming importance of the monk M. Luther as reformer of the ch. Works include Laconismus.
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