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Chyträus, David
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(Kochhaf[e]; Feb 26, 1530, Ingelfingen, Hohenlohe – Jun 25, 1600, Rostock). The son of Matthäus Kochhaf, a pastor from the entourage of J. Brenz, Chyträus was enrolled at the University of Tübingen before the age of 10. Receiving his M.A. in 1544, he then moved to Wittenberg. He was decisively influenced by both Melanchthon and Luther, whose lectures on Genesis he attended. The not entirely unproblematic bonds to his two Wittenberg teachers remained a determining factor in Chyträus's entire scholarly life and b…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Chyträus, David”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03066>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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