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Samson, Hermann
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(Mar 4, 1579, Riga – Dec 16, 1643, Riga). After studying at Wittenberg (with L. Hütter) and Rostock, he was appointed preacher at St. Petri in Riga as well as superintendent of schools; later he was appointed cathedral preacher. He published attacks on the Jesuit Counter-Reformation (Baltic countries: III, 1.b). After the Swedish conquest in 1622, King Gustav II Adolf appointed him superintendent over Livonia. He strove to restore the Lutheran church and school system, turned the …

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Samson, Hermann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025191>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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