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George III of Anhalt

(1507–53). B. Dessau, Ger.; canon at Merseburg 1518; studied at Leipzig; priest 1524; became Lath. after his mother's death June 1530; “coadjutor in spiritual affairs” at Merseburg 1544; did not join Schmalkaldic* League; favored Leipzig Interim*; known for piety, love of peace, gentleness, and benevolence.

O. G. Schmidt, “Georg's des Gottseligen, Fürsten zu Anbalt, Leben,” Das Leben der Altväter der lutherischen Kirche, IV, ed. M. Meurer et al. (Leipzig and Dresden), 63–160.

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