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Sturm, Jakob

(Jakob Sturm v. Sturmeck; 1489–1553). Reformer, statesman, educator; b. Strasbourg; educ. Heidelberg, Freiburg, Liège, Paris; aided Prots. at diets of Speyer 1526 and 1529, Augsburg 1530. Helped draw up Tetrapolitan Confession (see Reformed Confessions, D 1); helped found a Gymnasium at Strasbourg which became a pattern for many similar schools. See also Higher Education, 7; Sturm, Johannes.

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