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Knipstro, Johann(es)

(Knipstrov[ius]; Knipstrow; Kniepstroh; 1497–1556). B. Sandow, near Havelberg, Ger.; legend from end of 17th c. says he defeated J. Tetzel* in debate on indulgences January 1518; preached M. Luther's* doctrine; fled to Stettin: preacher Stralsund; supt. Wolgast; prof. Greifswald; helped found Prot. Ch. in Pomerania. Works include Antwort der Theologen und Pastorn in Pommern auff die Confession A. Osiandri, wie der Mensch gerecht wird durch den Glauben an den Herrn Christum.

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