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Brès, Guido de
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(Guy de Brès/de Bray; 1522, Bergen/Mons – May 31, 1567, Valenciennes) was the definitive reformer of the southern Low Countries. Under unknown circumstances, the learned glass painter was won to the Reformation cause in the 1540s. In 1548 he fled into exile in London for religious reasons; he returned in 1552 to preach in Rijssel/Lille. He used another period of exile (1556) in Lausanne and Geneva to study theology. When he returned to his homeland in 1559, he used Doornik/Tournai…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Brès, Guido de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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