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Rothmann, Bernhard
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(Bernd Rottmann; 1495?, Stadtlohn – 1535, Münster?), Roman Catholic priest (1529), champion of the Reformation in Münster (1532), leading theologian of the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster (1534/1535). After schooling in Deventer, Münster, and Alkmar, Rothmann served initially as a teacher in Warendorf (receiving his M.A. in Mainz in 1524), then became chaplain of Sankt Mauritz in Münster (1529). He began his work as a Reformer in Münster, with a journey to Wittenberg, where he faile…

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Peters, Christian, “Rothmann, Bernhard”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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