Hieronymus Emser

Opponent of Luther; born Ulm, Germany, 1477; died Dresden, Germany, 1527. He ranks as one of the pioneers of classical humanism in Germany. At first he admired Luther, but broke with him in 1519 on hearing him express Hussite opinions. He was plunged into controversy with the heresiarch. His defense of the Church was masterly and he never descended to scurrility. He made a German translation of the New Testament.

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