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Spangenberg, Cyriacus

(Cyriakus; 1528–1604). Son of J. Spangenberg*; b. Nordhausen, Ger.; study at Wittenberg interrupted by the Schmalkaldic* War; preacher Eislenben 1550, Mansfeld 1553; gen. dean of the county and assessor of the Eisleben consistory 1559; helped est. Lutheranism in Antwerp 1566–67; defended M. Flacius* Illyricus's view of original sin; excommunicated; fled to the dist. of Sangerhausen; expelled 1578; to Strasbourg; preacher Schlitzsee, on the Fulda, 1581; deprived of office 1591. Hymnist. Works include Christliche und Gottselige Tagübung; Christlichs Gesangbüchlein; Christliche Erklärung dess streitigen Artickels Von der Erbsünde.

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