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Hausmann, Nikolaus
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(1478/1479, Freiberg – Nov 3, 1538, Freiberg). The son of a town councillor, Hausmann began to study the liberal arts in 1498 in Leipzig, received his M.A. in 1503, and was ordained in Altenburg. He became a preacher in Schneeberg and a close follower of Luther from 1519. In 1521 he took over the pastoral position at St. Mary's in Zwickau (the center of early Reformation activity) and, in careful cooperation with the city council, established a Protestant church presence. As a cle…

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Beyer, Michael, “Hausmann, Nikolaus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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