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Sleidanus, Johannes
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(Philippson; 1506, Schleiden, Eifel – Oct 30, 1556, Straßburg [Strasbourg]). After a Humanistic education, Sleidanus began working in the French diplomatic service. Prior to 1530, Melanchthon’s writings had already won him to the cause of the Reformation. Personal contact with the Protestant theologians at the religious disputations in Hagenau (Haguenau) and Regensburg in 1540/1541 inspired him to write historical attacks on the papacy. In 1545 he entered the service of the Schmal…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Sleidanus, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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