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Polanus von Polansdorf, Amandus
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(Dec 16, 1561, Troppau/Silesia – Jul 18, 1610, Basel), attended school in Breslau and studied in Tübingen (1583), Basel (1583), and Geneva (1584), where T. Beza contributed to his theological training. After long activity as an educator, he gained a doctorate in 1590 at Basel, and served among the Moravian Brethren. In 1596 he became professor of Old Testament studies in Basel. A Calvinist first raised as a Lutheran, he was the versatile close collaborator, and son-in-law, of J.J.…

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Kuhn, Thomas K., “Polanus von Polansdorf, Amandus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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