(150753). B. Dessau, Ger.; canon at Merseburg 1518; studied at Leipzig; priest 1524; became Lath. after his mother's death June 1530; coadjutor in spiritual affairs at Merseburg 1544; did not join Schmalkaldic* League; favored Leipzig Interim*; known for piety, love of peace, gentleness, and benevolence.
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