Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Michael Agricola
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Michael Agricola, reformer, bishop and father of the Finnish literary language, was the son of a wealthy farmer. After school in Viipuri and Turku, he was ordained priest and became an assistant to Bishop Skytte. In 1536-39, he studied at the University of Wittenberg under Luther, Melanchthon and others. Back in Turku, he was rector of the local school, again bishop’s assistant, and from 1554 to 1557 was bishop of Turku.

He started the Lut…

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Karttunen, Klaus, “Michael Agricola”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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