Martin Bucer; Martin Butzer

[Martin Bucer] Reformer, born Schlettstadt, Alsace, 1491; died Cambridge, England, 1551. He left the Dominican Order to join Luther, and became the chief reformer of Strasbourg. In 1549 he went to England at the invitation of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and was called to Cambridge as regius professor of divinity. After Luther and Melanchthon, he was the most influential of the German reformers, and the link between the German and the English Reformation.

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