Melanchthon, Philipp
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German Humanist, philologist and theologian. Born Philipp Schwarzerd(t) at Bretten 16. 2. 1497, died Wittenberg 19. 4. 1560; buried in the Schlosskirche there beside Martin Luther. After the deaths of his father and grandfather in 1508, M. was educated by Johannes Reuchlin’s sister Elisabeth, a relative on his mother’s side, at Pforzheim. Attended Lateinschule there; 14. 10. 1509 m…

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Hintzen, Beate, “Melanchthon, Philipp”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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