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Knöpken, Andreas
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(also: Knopken; c. 1468, near Küstrin – Feb 18, 1539, Riga). Having studied in Ingolstadt (?) and Frankfurt an der Oder, Knöpken taught – as assistant to J. Bugenhagen, under whose influence he turned from Erasmus to Luther, – at the municipal school in Treptow an der Rega until 1517 and again from 1519 to 1521. From 1517 onward, he was chaplain at St. Petri in Riga and from 1522 Protestant preacher there. Having successfully participated in a disputation at Pentecost, 1522, he was appointed archdeacon at St. Petri by Riga's council and two guilds in October of th…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Knöpken, Andreas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11915>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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