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Stephani
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1. Joachim

(May, 1544, Pyritz, Pomerania [now Pyrzyce, Poland] – Jan 14, 1623, Greifswald). Initially (1572) professor of mathematics in Greifswald, in 1578 he was appointed professor of law, a member of the ducal council, and president of the consistory. With his younger brother Matthias (2. below), he was a leading advocate of the episcopal system (Episcopalism: I), appealing to imperial law to legitimate the evolving Pro­testant system of …

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Link, Christoph, “Stephani”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024968>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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