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Billicanus Gerlacher, Theobald
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(1490/1495, Billigheim – Aug 8/9, 1554, Marburg). In 1510 Billicanus began his studies at Heidelberg (forming a friendship with Melanchthon), and became a priest in Weil in 1518. He was expelled from the town because of his criticism of the church and served as a Luther-influenced preacher from 1522 to 1535 in Nördlingen, where in 1525 he authored a Kirchenordnung (document on church order), by which time he was married. At the Augsburg Parliament, he made approaches to the Roman party. In 1535 he took up the study of law in Heidelberg. H…

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Scheible, Heinz, “Billicanus Gerlacher, Theobald”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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