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Lobwasser, Ambrosius
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(Apr 4, 1515, Schneeberg, Saxony – Nov 27, 1585, Königsberg), professor of ethics and rhetoric in Leipzig from 1542 and professor of jurisprudence in Königsberg from 1563. Lobwasser was a prolific writer of poetry. His main achievement was the translation of the Geneva or Huguenot Psalter (Huguenots: II), which he “pressed into German in like verses” in 1565 “out of love for the melodious language” (dedication to Duke Albert of Prussia). These psalms, which were sung by the French Calivinists in the text edition of C. Marot and T. Beza and set to music by C. Goudimel, had ma…

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Pfeiffer, Harald, “Lobwasser, Ambrosius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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