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Tranovský, JirĂ»i.

(George Trzanowski; Georgius Tranoscius; Jerzy Tranowski; 1592–1637). Called “Polish Luther” by Slovaks because of his Polish descent; b. Cieszyn, Silesia; educ. Wittenberg, Ger.; teacher Prague; private tutor; headmaster of school at Holesov, Moravia; head of school 1615, pastor 1616 Valasské Mezirici, Moravia; returned to Cieszyn 1625 under anti-Prot. pressure; then to Bielsko, where he served first as court chaplain, then (till end of 1627) as municipal minister; under Counter* Reformation pressure to Budatyn, Slovakia, then to the castle of Orava; pastor Liptovsky Sväty Mikulás, Slovakia. Tr. AC into Czech 1620. See also Czechoslovakia, 7; Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, 13.

A. Wantula, “The Slavonic Luther,” CTM, XVII (1946), 728–737.

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