(Pierre; Tossanus; 14991573). Father of Daniel Toussain*; b. St. Laurent, near Marville (145 mi. ENE of Paris), Lorraine; educ. Metz, Basel, Cologne, Paris, Rome; canon Metz 1515, where he learned M. Luther's doctrine; fled to Basel; to Paris 1525; returned to Metz; imprisoned; escaped; deviously to Wittenberg; engaged to continue the reformation of Montbéliard; gave the ch. neither a strictly Ref. nor Luth. character; deposed after the 1559 Luth. ch. order for Württemberg was adopted.
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