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Petri, Olaus

(Olavus; ca. 1493–1552). Brother of L. Petri*; b. Örebro, Swed.; educ. Leipzig and Wittenberg; promoted the Reformation in Swed. after 1520; imperial chancellor 1531–33; fell into disfavor and was condemned to die, but was pardoned; pastor Stockholm 1543–52; hymnist. Helped tr. the Bible into Swed. Other works include a minister's manual; catechism; postil.

Samlade Skrifter af Olavus Petri, ed. B. Hesselman, 4 vols. (Uppsala, 1914–17).

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