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Spengler, Lazarus

(1479–1534). B. Nürnberg, Ger.; studies at Leipzig terminated by his father's death; town clerk 1507, mem. of council 1516 Nürnberg; met M. Luther 1518; leader of Reformation in and around Nürnberg; instrumental in opening a Gymnasium there; opposed P. Melanchthon's tendency to yield at Augsburg 1530. Hymnist. Hymns include “Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt.”

T. Pressel, Lazarus Spengler, in Leben und ausgewählte Schriften der Väter und Begründer der lutherischen Kirche, ed. J. Hartmann et al., VIII in vol. 4 (Elberfeld, 1862).

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