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Schmidt, Johann
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(Jun 20, 1594, Bautzen – Aug 27, 1658, Straßburg [Strasbourg]). Forced by the plague to leave Halle for Speyer in 1611, in 1612 Schmidt moved permanently to Straßburg, where he studied philosophy (M.A. in 1615) and theology. In 1617 he traveled to France and England. In 1623 he received his Dr.theol. from Straßburg and was appointed professor of theology, then church president in 1629. He led the Lutheran Church of Elsaß in the Thirty Years War. His personal example and published …

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Schmidt, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025306>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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