(14791534). B. Nürnberg, Ger.; studies at Leipzig terminated by his father's death; town clerk 1507, mem. of council 1516 Nürnberg; met M. Luther 1518; leader of Reformation in and around Nürnberg; instrumental in opening a Gymnasium there; opposed P. Melanchthon's tendency to yield at Augsburg 1530. Hymnist. Hymns include Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt.
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