Paul Fagius

(c. 1504—1549) protestant reformer and Hebraist

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(1504–49), German Hebraist, born in Rheinzabern, in the Palatinate, and educated in Strassburg under the Hebraist Wolfgang Capito. He became a schoolmaster at Isny im Allgäu (1527–35) and after two years of study in Strassburg returned to Isny as its Protestant pastor (1537–42); while in Isny he established a printing press that specialized in Hebrew. He became professor of Hebrew at Strassburg (1544–6) and then at Heidelberg (1546–9), from where he was dismissed for refusing to support the Leipzig Interim. In 1549 he was appointed reader in Hebrew at Cambridge, but died of a fever before he gave any lectures.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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