(14711539). B. Dresden, Ger.; duke of Albertine Saxony; welcomed M. Luther's* Ninety-five Theses* and attacked the corruptions of the ch.; fiercely opposed Luther's doctrine of grace and rejection of the Council of Constance*; persecuted Luths.; sponsored Leipzig* Debate 1519; banned Luth. publications; pub. a NT See also Pack, Otto von.
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