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Murner, Thomas

(1475–1537). B. Oberehnheim (Obernai), Alsace; Franciscan; priest 1497; made poet laureate by Maximilian I; in Eng. 1523, supporting Henry VIII in conflict with M. Luther; returned to Ger. but was driven out by revolting peasants 1525; pastor Lucerne, Switz., 1526; driven out by Zwinglians. Satirist. Opposed Luth. Reformation.

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