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Spalatin, Georg

(family name: Burckhardt [Burkhardt]; changed to Spalatin from his birthplace; 1484–1545). B. Spalt, Middle Franconia, W cen. Bav., Ger.; priest 1508; tutored John* Frederick; served Frederick* III (“The Wise”) in several capacities; friend of M. Luther. Moved to Altenburg 1525, where he had received a canonry 1511; took part in 1526 Diet of Speyer*; active in ch. visitations; attended the 1530 Diet of Augsburg and wrote an account of it; took sick Luther home from Schmalkalden 1537; helped reform Albertine Saxony under Henry* (“The Pious”); helped install N v. Amsdorf as bp. Naumburg-Zeitz 1542. See also Lutheran Confessions, B 1.

E. Engelhardt, “Georg Spalatin's Leben,” Das Leben der Altväter der lutherischen Kirche, III, ed. M. Meurer et al. (Leipzig and Dresden), ix—xvi, 1–104.

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