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Philosopher, Theologian

GermanBorn Philipp SCHWARZERD

German Lutheran reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther

Born on February 16, 1497 in Bretten, Baden-Württemberg , Germany

Died on April 19, 1560 in Wittemberg, Sachsen-Anhalt , Germany

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He was born Philipp Schwartzerdt on 16 February 1497, at Bretten where his father Georg Schwarzerdt was armorer to Philip, Count Palatine of the Rhine. His birthplace, along with almost the whole city of Bretten, was burned in 1689 by French troops during the War of the Palatinate Succession. The town's Melanchthonhaus was built on its site in 1897.

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