(also Szenczi; 1574–1634), Hungarian Reformed religious writer, translator, and teacher. Born in Szenc (Senec), Slovakia, on 30 August 1574. Molnár was one of the five children of a wealthy Calvinist miller and vintner. His education was entrusted to a wandering tutor, and prior to enrolling in the Reformed academy in Debrecen in 1588, he studied in Szenc (1586), Györ (1587), and Göncz, where he served briefly as a printer's apprentice. In 1591 Molnár left Hungary, enrolled at the University of Wittenberg, and joined the Liber Bursae Wittenbergae (Hungarian Coetus). But his stay in Wittenberg was brief, and he traveled on to Heidelberg, Strasbourg, and Herborn, where he remained until 1596, when he visited Geneva and Rome. He then returned to Heidelberg.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).