(family name: Burckhardt [Burkhardt]; changed to Spalatin from his birthplace; 14841545). B. Spalt, Middle Franconia, W cen. Bav., Ger.; priest 1508; tutored John* Frederick; served Frederick* III (The Wise) in several capacities; friend of M. Luther. Moved to Altenburg 1525, where he had received a canonry 1511; took part in 1526 Diet of Speyer*; active in ch. visitations; attended the 1530 Diet of Augsburg and wrote an account of it; took sick Luther home from Schmalkalden 1537; helped reform Albertine Saxony under Henry* (The Pious); helped install N v. Amsdorf as bp. Naumburg-Zeitz 1542. See also Lutheran Confessions, B 1.
E. Engelhardt, Georg Spalatin's Leben, Das Leben der Altväter der lutherischen Kirche, III, ed. M. Meurer et al. (Leipzig and Dresden), ixxvi, 1104.
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