Philipp Melanchthon

“The teacher of Germany” (1497-1560)
Philipp Melanchthon

Philipp Melanchthon is also now as the „praeceptor germaniae, the teacher of Germany”, and as a diplomat and „foreign ministerof the Reformation. He was the only one among his allies who did not have a doctorate and made a powerful impression during his inaugural speech as a university professor. He also penned the Confessio Augustana”, the Heidelberg Confession agreed upon in the religious dispute of 1530.

Philipp Melanchthon was one of Martin Luthers closest friends and his most important brother-in-arms in the Reformation. He was an advisor and proofreader during the translation of the Bible and also supported Luther at imperial congresses and religious discussions.

The Melanchthon House in Wittenberg today houses an exhibition on the life and work of Philipp Melanchthon.

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