Reformer. He entered the Franciscan Order at the age of 15, but travelling in Switzerland in 1522, he met U. Zwingli and left his Order. In 1526 he was called to Hesse by the Landgraf Philip. He took part in the Homberg Synod, was charged with the preparation of a Protestant ‘Church Order’ for Hesse, and in 1527 became professor of theology at Marburg.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.