Johann Brenz


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German Reformer. In 1522 he was appointed Preacher at the church of St Michael in Schwäbisch Hall and from then actively supported the Reformation. In his Syngramma Suevicum (1525) he insisted on the Real Presence in the Eucharist and thus ensured the acceptance of the Lutheran teaching in most of Württemberg. In 1527 he put forward a proposal for a Church Order in Hall which from 1535 began to be adopted throughout Württemberg. He also compiled the Württemberg Confession. In 1553 he became Provost of the Stiftskirche in Stuttgart.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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