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Heß, Johann
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(Sep 23, 1490, Nuremberg – Jan 5, 1547, Breslau). The merchant's son Johann Heß attended the grammar school in Zwickau from 1503, studied at the University of Leipzig from 1505 to 1510, and later at Wittenberg (M.A. in 1511) where he met Luther. In 1513, he moved to Neisse where he became secretary and notary in the chancellery of the bishop of Breslau, Johannes V. Turzo, who endowed him with canonries in Neisse, Brieg and Breslau from 1515 onward. Heß was appointed tutor to Prince Joachim of Münsterberg-Oels in 1514. In 1517, he travelled t…

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Scheible, Heinz, “Heß, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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