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Knipstro, Johannes
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(May 1, 1497, Sandau, Altmark – Oct 4, 1556, Wolgast, Pomerania). As a Franciscan monk, Knipstro began his studies at Frankfurt an der Oder, but was then transferred to Pyritz (Pyrzyce), where he emerged in 1521 as one of the first Protestant propagandists in Pomerania. There followed stays in Stettin (Szczecin), Stargard, and Stralsund. In 1531 he was called to Greifswald to implement the Reformation. At the diet of Treptow (Trzebiatów) in1534, which resolved to introduce the Reformation in Pomerania, Knipstro was second only to J. Bugenhagen in importance as a Pr…

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Holze, Heinrich, “Knipstro, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11914>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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