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Sturm, Johannes

(1507–89). Educator; b. Schleiden, Ger.; educ. at school of the Brethren of the Common Life at Liege, Belg., and at Louvain; became Prot. under influence of M. Bucer*; helped found a Gymnasium at Strasbourg 1537/38 of which he was rector ca. 43 yrs. (see also Higher Education, 7; Sturm, Jakob). Emphasized classical culture and training in rhetoric and eloquence, based on humanism and ev. piety. Deprived of rectorship in tension with Luths..


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