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Stancarus, Franciscus
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(c. 1501, Mantua – Nov 12, 1574, Sopnica, near Sandomierz), Hebraist, physician, and theologian, whose contentiousness triggered violent disputes wherever his unsettled life took him. Probably of Jewish descent and initially a priest or monk, after studying in Basel and in southern Germany he was appointed professor of Hebrew in Vienna in 1544 and in Cracow in 1549. Called to the University of Königsberg (Kaliningrad), he left after three months because of a clash with A. Osiander…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Stancarus, Franciscus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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