(ca. 14801554). B. Helsingör (or Svendborg?), Den.; educ. Paris; chancellor of the abp. of Lund; fled to his fugitive king, Christian* II, in the Neth. 1526, where he supported the Reformation; after imprisonment of Christian II in the early 1530s, Pedersen returned to Den. 1532 and became a printer at Malmö Founded modern Dan. literature. Tr. NT and Ps; helped produce the Dan. Bible issued by Christian* III 1550. See also Palladius, Peder Esbernsen.
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