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Lachmann, Johann
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(1491, Heilbronn – 1538/1539, Heilbronn ) was the son of a bell founder. He gained his M.A. in Heidelberg in 1508 before studying law. In 1514, he became pastoral administrator in Heilbronn, where in 1521 he received the Dr.iur.utr. and took up a pastoral position. From 1524, Lachmann taught Reformation principles. He was a moderating influence during the Peasants' War, mediating between the council and the peasants. Later, he also strove for peaceful solutions with regard to the Anabaptists. In 1525, Lachmann signed the Syngramma Suevicum (J. Brenz). In subsequent…

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Schröder, Tilman Matthias, “Lachmann, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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