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Briesmann, Johannes
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(Dec 31, 1488, Cottbus– Oct 1, 1549, Königsberg, Prussia), OFM. He studied at Wittenberg in 1507, at Frankfurt/Oder in 1510, and Wittenberg again in 1513. He was consecrated to the priesthood in 1510, and won over to Luther in 1519 at the Leipzig Disputation. He received the Dr. theol. from Wittenberg in 1522, became cathedral preacher in Königsberg in 1523, and was a close adviser of Duke Albert of Prussia in the introduction of the Reformation. He married in 1525, was cathedral preacher in Riga from 1527 to 1531, and returned as cathedral pastor …

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Scheible, Heinz, “Briesmann, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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