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Lismanini, Franz
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(Francesco Lismanino; 1504, Corfu – April 1566, Königsberg [Kaliningrad]). Originally a Franciscan provincial, Lismanini came to Poland as confessor and court chaplain to Queen Bona Sforza from Italy in 1546; there he took over leadership of the circle of Humanists in Krakow. Won to the cause of the Reformation by the writings of Calvin and the Bohemian Brethren, he converted to Calvinism in Geneva in 1553. In 1556 he accepted the call of the Protestants in Malopolska to head their church, which he sought to configure on the Swiss model but with close ties to the Bohemian an…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Lismanini, Franz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13064>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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