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Diaz, Juan

(d. 1546). B. Cuenca, Sp., native town of A. and J. de Valdes*; studied theol. 13 yrs. at Paris; converted to Lutheranism by J. Enzinas (see Enzinas, Francisco de); to Geneva 1545; cordially received by J. Calvin*; friend of M. Bucer* at Strasbourg; accompanied Bucer to the 1546 Regensburg* Conference; settled in Neuburg, Bavaria, where he pub. Christianae Religionis Summa. His brother Alfonso, an officer at the papal court, tried to persuade him to return to RCm failing, Alfonso had Juan killed. Charles* V and Paul* III did not press charges against Alfonso, since he had killed a heretic. Alfonso later committed suicide.

E. Boehmer, Spanish Reformers of Two Centuries from 1520, I (Strasbourg, 1874), 185–216; M. Bataillon, Érasme et l'Espagne (Paris, 1937), pp. 551 ff., 1st Span. ed., Erasmo y España, tr. A. Alatorre, II (Mexico, 1950), 98–100; G. Gutbrod, Römische Bruderliebe: Eine Geschichte aus der Reformationszeit (Leipzig, [1890]). WGT

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