(Paulus; Spret; 14841551). B. Rötlen, near Ellwangen, Ger.; educ. various univs.; ordained ca. 1506; active in Salzburg, (Austria) and in Dinkelsbühl and Würzburg; (both in Bavaria); held ev. views; married; fled Würzburg; expelled from Salzburg; excommunicated at Ofen. Hung.; imprisoned at Iglau and condemned to death; escaped on condition he would leave Moravia; helped M. Luther prepare 1st Prot. hymnal; castle preacher Königsberg. Luth. bp. Pomerania 1530. Hymnist. Helped prepare Luth. Prussian ch. order. Hymns include Es ist das Heil uns kommen her.
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