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Hermann of Wied

(1477—1552)


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(1477–1552),

reformer. He became Abp.-Elector of Cologne in 1515. In his earlier years he was hostile to the Protestant movement, but c.1539 he set out to create a parallel movement within the Catholic Church. His increasing adhesion to the Protestant cause led to his excommunication and deposition in 1546. His proposals for reform influenced the compilers of the BCP. He died a Lutheran.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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