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Toussain (Tossanus)
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1. Peter

(Tossanus; 1499, St. Laurent, Lorraine – Oct 5, 1573, Montbéliard), canon in Metz after 1515. His attempt to preach the Reformation in Metz was unsuccessful. In 1535 Tossanus was charged with continuing the Reformation of the Württemberg count of Montbéliard (Mömpelgard), begun by G. Farel. The introduction of the Württemberg church order of 1536 and then the order of 1559 created difficulties, since Tossanus and his colleagues favored th…

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Ehmer, Hermann and Dingel, Irene, “Toussain (Tossanus)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025149>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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