(14931573). B. Wasserburg, Ger.; held several positions and became priest; preacher Passau 1521, where he heard of M. Luther; fled threatened arrest; studied at Wittenberg 1524; pastor Sonnenwalde 1527, Eicha 1530, Belgern 1532; pastor and 1st Luth. supt. Leipzig 1540[1541?]; helped introd. Reformation in Schönburg; prof. Leipzig 1544; connected with developments that led to the Leipzig Interim (see Interim, II); Philippist (see Philippists). Works include moral, ascetic, and polemic writings. See also Synergistic Controversy.
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