(Leiser; Lyser; Polycarp[us]; 15521610). The Elder; father of P. Leyser* the Younger and of W. Leyser*; Luth. theol.; b. Winnenden, Württemberg, Ger.; pastor Göllersdorf (Gellersdorf), NE Lower Austria, 1573; prof. and gen. supt. Wittenberg 157787; helped restore sound Lutheranism in Wittenberg after 1st stage of Crypto-Calvinistic* Controversy; coadjutor and supt. Brunswick 158793; court preacher Dresden 1594. Ed. M. Chemnitz,* Loci theologici. See also Cölestin, Johann Friedrich; Harmony of the Gospels, 1.
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