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Faber, Johannes

(Fabri; Heigerlin; 1478–1541). B. Leutkirch, Ger.; son of a smith (hence his name); called “Malleus Haereticorum” (Lat. “Hammer of Heretics”) after one of his works; vicar-gen. Constance 1518; humanist friend of D Erasmus*; participated in disputations at Zurich 1523 and Baden (in Aargau, Switz.) 1526 against H. Zwingli*; bp. Vienna ca. 1530. Wrote against M. Luther,* J. Oecolampadius,* B. Hubmaier,* K. v. Schwenkfeld.*

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