(ca. 14751559). Augustinian monk Alsfeld, Upper Hesse, Ger.; M. Luther's companion Erfurt and Wittenberg; joined ev. movement in Hesse 1521; forbidden to preach; left monastery and went 1523 to Luther, who sent him as preacher to Leisnig, on the Freiberger Mulde, near Döbeln; recalled to Hesse 1526 by Philip* of Hesse; leader in Reformation of Hesse.
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