Juraj Tranovský

TRANOVSKÝ, Juraj (Tranoscius).  b. Teschen, Silesia (Cieszyn, Poland), 9 April 1592; d. Liptovský Svätý Mikuláš, Hungary, 29 May 1637. He studied at the Gymnasium (Grammar School) at Guben from 1603-05 and at Kolberg, and later at Wittenberg (1607-12), returning to Prague, where he taught in the St Nicholas Gymnasium, later becoming rector of a school in Holešov, Moravia. He was ordained in 1616, and became pastor of Meziřiči. In 1623 he was imprisoned during the persecution of Protestants under Ferdinand II. On release from prison, he became pastor in Bielitz, Silesia. From 1631 to 1637 he was pastor at Liptovský Svätý Mikuláš, where he died. Tranovský is sometimes known as the ‘Luther of...

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