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Lotzer, Sebastian
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[German Version]

(Weygelin, Wergelin; Basty, Beste; c. 1490, Horb am Neckar – after 1525, Switzerland?). Between 1523 and 1525, Lotzer, a craftsman (furrier?) and lay theologian, published five pieces supporting the rights of the laity and the Reformation. Together with C. Schappeler he led the Protestant movement in the imperial city of Memmingen, where early in January of 1525 he participated in a disputation with Catholic traditionalists and helped introduce the Reformation. Writing in support of the rebellious peasants, the Baltringer Haufen, he composed the most import…

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Jung, Martin H., “Lotzer, Sebastian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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