John Wedderburn

WEDDERBURN, John. b. Dundee, Scotland, ca. 1505; d. England, place unknown, 1556. John Wedderburn was the second of four sons of a Dundee merchant, younger brother of James* and older brother of Robert, later vicar of Dundee from 1546 to ca 1555-60, and Henry. John was educated at St Andrews University (BA 1526, MA 1528), becoming a priest of St Matthew’s Chapel, Dundee. His reforming views caused him to be indicted for heresy, and he fled to Germany, probably in 1539. He took refuge in Wittenberg, where he associated with the followers of Martin Luther* and Philipp Melanchthon*, and met them both. He returned to Dundee in 1543, when the persecution of Protestants seemed to have lessened,...

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