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Michael Weisse

WEISSE, Michael. b. Neisse, Silesia (now Nysa, Poland), ca. 1480; d. Landskron (now Landškroun, Czech Republic), March 1534. He is recorded as having been a monk at Breslau (Wroclaw, Poland), where he took priest’s orders. In 1518 he and some other brothers left the monastery and joined the Bohemian Brethren. By 1522 he was the leader of the German-speaking community in Landskron, Bohemia, and then at Fulneck, Moravia. Together with Jan Roh (Johann Horn), he was in contact with Martin Luther*, journeying five times to Wittenberg in order primarily to reach an understanding about the teaching of the Holy Communion. In 1531 he was ordained priest, and in 1532 he was elected as a member of the...

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