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Vehe, Michael
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(late 15th cent., Biberach, near Heilbronn – April 1539, Halle), OP. After receiving his Dr.theol. in 1513, he served as prior of the Dominican house in Heidelberg from 1515, and from 1532 as provost of the Neues Stift in Halle. In 1539 he was appointed suffragan bishop of Halberstadt. Vehe’s most important work, Assertio sacrorum quorundam axiomatum (1535), treated all the current topics of debate between Catholics and the Reformers. He also published the first German Catholic hymnal (I, 2), Ein New Gesangbüchlin Geystlicher Lieder (1537, 21567).


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Ebenbauer, Peter, “Vehe, Michael”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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