Bp. of Naumburg. His humanistic sympathies made him eager for peace with the Protestants, and to this end he took part in several conferences. He was ready to tolerate a married clergy and Communion in both kinds. He was elected Bp. of Naumberg-Zeitz in 1541 but could not take possession of his see until 1547. The ‘Interim of Augsburg’ (1548; q.v.) was largely his work.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.