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Georg Vetter

VETTER, Georg. b. Hohenstadt, Moravia, ca. 1536; d. Groß Seelowitz (Židlochovice, south of Brno), 25 Jan 1599. He was educated at the University of Königsberg, and became a priest (1567). He was a schoolmaster and preacher at Jungbunzlau, Moravia, and joined the Bohemian Brethren in 1575, later becoming a member of the Council and a Consenior for Groß Seelowitz, where he lived and worked after leaving Jungbunzlau. Vetter is the third hymn writer of the early Bohemian Brethren, though less important than Michael Weisse* and Petrus Herbert*. He translated the Genevan Psalter* into Czech, and worked on the translation of the Bible. Six of his hymns appeared in the German book for the Bohemian...

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