Marten Micron

(1523—1559) protestant minister and theologian

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(1523–1559), Dutch Reformed minister and theologian. One of the foremost theologians and polemicists of the early Dutch Calvinist congregations, Micron played a seminal role both in the organization of the first Reformed churches in exile and in the formulation of church doctrine. Born in Ghent, Micron seems to have converted to the Reformation before his departure from the Netherlands in 1546. He studied first in Strasbourg and then in Basel before turning to the practice of medicine. His first published writing was a medical textbook, In libros de placitis Hippocratis et Platonis argumenta (1549).


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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