Martin Bucer (Bucer Martin)( German Protestant reformer.)
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Biography Martin Bucer (Bucer Martin)
Born November 11, 1491 in Shletshtadte (near Strasbourg). His name is gretsizirovannuyu its present form the German name Kuhorn ( 'cow horn'). In 1506 he joined the Dominican Order, he studied at the University of Heidelberg, where in 1518 met with Martin Luther on one of the panels and joined a supporter of the Reformation. Bucer left the monastic order (1521) and was chaplain in the Elector Palatine. For some time he preached in Wittenberg, and in 1523 he moved to Strasbourg, where he became one of the leaders of German Protestantism. Bucer tried to smooth over differences of competing schools of Protestant thought - Zwingli and Luther, in 1540 and 1541 trying to find a way of reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants, but refused to sign a so-called. Augsburg Inter (1548 imperial law that allows the Protestant communion under two species, and pastors to marry), and was forced to leave Strasbourg. Accepted the invitation of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, to move to England, where King Edward VI asked him to prepare a new Latin translation of the Bible. Later he became a professor of royal chair (regius professor) of theology at Cambridge University. Bucer died in Cambridge, March 1, 1551.