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Sopron
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[German Version]

a city on the western edge of Hungary. Already affected by the Reformation in 1520, it had become predominantly Lutheran by the mid-16th century. Simon Gerengel was active as a preacher from 1565 to 1571. The Counter-Reformation put an end to the city’s unique symbiosis of Protestants and Catholics, but Protestant worship was able to continue even during the “decade of mourning” of Hungarian Protestantism (1671–1681). In the 17th century, many noble Austrian families took refuge …

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Csepregi, Zoltán, “Sopron”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025637>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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