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Stiefel, Michael

(Stifel; Stieffel; Styfel; 1487–1567). Augustinian monk at Esslingen, Ger.; follower of M. Luther 1522; pastor Mansfeld, Tollet (Austria), Lochau, Holzdorf (near Schweinitz), Memel, Haffstrom (near Königsberg); taught math at Jena 1559–67; predicted end of world for October 19, 1533. Works include Von der Christförmigen rechtgegründten leer Doctoris Martini Luthers; Ein Rechenbüchlein Vom End Christi. See also Apocalyptic Literature.

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