(Sorck; 150159). B. Annaberg, near Chemnitz, Ger.; educ. Leipzig and Wittenberg; taught at Lübeck, Graz, Vienna, and Siegen; supt. and chaplain to Count William the Rich (151659) of Nassau-Katzenelnbogen 1537; promoted the Reformation in Nassau; supt. of the county (Grafschaft) and (1541) court chaplain and preacher Dillenburg; compelled by the Augsburg Interim (see Interim, I) to leave Nassau, he went to Annaberg, then as pastor to Leipzig 1548; supt. Eisleben 1554 as G. Major's* successor; pastor Magdeburg 1559; gnesio-Lutheran.* Writings include a catechism, commentaries, sermons, and other theol. works.
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