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Hermann von Wied

(1477–1552). B. Wied, Ger.; count of Wied; abp. and elector Cologne; at first supported papacy* against M. Luther*; tried to correct abuses in Cologne beginning ca. 1536; called in M. Bucer* 1542, P. Melanchthon* 1543. His thoughts on reform are given in Von Gottes genaden unser Hermans Ertzbischoffs zu Cöln, unnd Churfürsten … einfaltigs bedencken, warauff ein Christliche, in dem wort Gottes gegrünte Reformation … anzurichten seye (drafted by Bucer and Melanchthon; pub. 1543). Some of his proposals found their way into the Book* of Common Prayer. Deposed and excommunicated 1546 by Charles* V and Paul* III.

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