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Gallus, Nikolaus
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(1516, Köthen – Jun 17, 1570, Bad Liebenzell). After studying in Wittenberg from 1530 onward (M.A. in 1537), Gallus became school headmaster in Mansfeld in 1540 and deacon in Regensburg in 1543. In 1548, he left the imperial city because of the Augsburg Interim and worked as a preacher and lecturer in Wittenberg, though he soon accepted an appointment as pastor in Magdeburg (1549), where he joined the Gnesio-Lutherans around M. Flacius. In 1553 (after a brief stay in Köthen), he was recalled to Regensburg as superintendent.


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Scheible, Heinz, “Gallus, Nikolaus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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