Philipp Melanchthon

(1497—1560) German Protestant reformer

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German Protestant reformer. In 1521 he succeeded Luther as leader of the Reformation movement in Germany. Professor of Greek at Wittenberg, he helped to systematize Martin Luther's teachings in the Loci Communes (1521) and drew up the Augsburg Confession (1530).

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

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