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Müntzer, Thomas
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(possibly Dec 20/21, 1489, Stolberg, Harz [see Vogler] – May 27, 1525, Görmar near Mühlhausen, Thuringia [executed]), priest, preacher, radical Reformation theologian, and leader of the Thuringian peasants' uprising in 1525. Müntzer attended the Latin school at Quedlinburg, and matriculated in 1506/1507 at Leipzig University, and in 1512/1513 at the Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder. He completed his studies as Magister artium and Baccalaureus biblicus. In 1514 he was offered a benefice in Brunswick (Braunschweig), became a priest in the dioces…

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Goertz, Hans-Jürgen, “Müntzer, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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