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Me·lanch·thon(mə-lăngk′thən, mā-länKH′tôn), Philipp Originally Philipp Schwarzerd. 1497-1560.
German theologian and a leader of the German Reformation. A friend of Martin Luther, he wrote Loci Communes (1521), the first extensive treatise on Protestant doctrine.
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Melanchthon(məˈlæŋkθən; German meˈlançtɔn)
(Biography) Philipp (ˈfiːlɪp). original surname Schwarzerd. 1497–1560, German Protestant reformer. His Loci Communes (1521) was the first systematic presentation of Protestant theology and in the Augsburg Confession (1530) he stated the faith of the Lutheran churches. He also reformed the German educational system
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Philipp (Philipp Schwarzert), 1497–1560, German Protestant reformer.
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