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Georg Rhau

(1488—1548)


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(1488–1548), German scholar, teacher, musician, composer, printer, and publisher. The premier printer of the Wittenberg reform movement, he published numerous works of Martin Luther and other reformers. His great significance is, as editor and publisher, to have shaped the theology and practice of the music of the Wittenberg reformation into a liturgically conservative, musically traditional, and theologically evangelical form.

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From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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