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Egranus, Johannes Sylvius
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(Wildenauer; born in Eger, died Jun 11, 1535 in Joachimsthal, Erzgebirge [Ore Mountains]) began studying in Leipzig in the year 1500, earning his Master of Arts in 1507. In 1517 he became preacher at St. Marien in Zwickau, where he got into a dispute with the Franciscans over the legend of Anna. In 1518, he became involved in a literary controversy with Hieronymus Dungersheim of Ochsenfurt, in which Luther supported him. Thereafter, Egranus was considered a follower of Luther. In 1520/21 he …

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Smolinsky, Heribert, “Egranus, Johannes Sylvius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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