Active in monastery at Augsburg, Ger. in the early 1520s; restless, rebellious preacher who laid bare abuses in ch. and state; held that the cong. has supreme authority, also to act if civil govt. fails; gathered a large following; championed the cause of peasants; probably died in Peasants'* War.
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