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Althamer, Andreas

(Althammer; Brentzius; Gundelfingius; Grecized: Palaeosphyra; ca. 1500–ca. 1539). B. Brenz, Wärttemberg, Ger.; educ. Leipzig and Tübingen; teacher's aide Schwäbisch-Hall, Reutlingen, and Schwäbisch-Gmünd; alsopriest Schwäbisch-Gmünd 1524; dismissed because of his Evangelicalism; fled to Wittenberg 1525; went to Nürnberg 1526; pastor Eltersdorf, near Erlangen, 1527; deacon at St. Sebald, Nürnberg, early in 1528; called to Ansbach early in May 1528 to aid the Luth. Reformation in Brandenburg. Works include Conciliationes locorum Scripturae, qui specie tenus inter se pugnare videntur, centuriae duae; Die Epistel S. Jacobs mit newer Auslegung; Catechismus; collects. See also Catechetics, 1.

T. Kolde, Andreas Althamer, der Humanist und Reformator in Brandenburg-Ansbach (Erlangen, 1895).

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