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Aurifaber, (Goldschmidt) Vinariensis, Johannes
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(1519, Weimar – Nov 18, 1575, Erfurt) entered the University of Wittenberg in 1537. In 1544/1545 he served as a military chaplain in France. In 1545/46 he became Luther's assistant. In 1546/47 he became military chaplain to John Frederick the Magnanimous. In 1547 he became a preacher at the Weimar court, becoming the second court preacher in 1550; after 1556 he was the only court preacher. In 1561 he was deposed because he was a Gnesio-Lutheran and moved to Eisleben. In 1566 he took a pastorate in Erfurt and after 1572 became senior minister there. Aurif…

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Scheible, Heinz, “Aurifaber, (Goldschmidt) Vinariensis, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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