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Staphylus, Friedrich
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(Stapelage; Aug 27, 1512, Osnabrück – Mar 5, 1564, Ingolstadt), Greek scholar and theologian. After the death of his parents, Staphylus lived with relatives in Danzig (Gdansk) and Kaunas. He studied in Cracow, Padua, and from 1536 to 1546 in Wittenberg, receiving his M.A. in 1541. From 1546 to 1551 he was in the service of Duke Albert of Prussia (from 1546 to 1548 as professor at Königsberg [Kaliningrad]). During this period he engaged in theological debates with G. Gnapheus and A. Osiander (1551: Synodus sanctorum patrum antiquorum contra nova dogmata Andreae Osiandri).…

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Pfnür, Vinzenz, “Staphylus, Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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