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Johann Lachmann, reformer of Heilbronn, Württemberg, Germany, studied at the University of Heidelberg, became a priest in Heilbronn in 1514, sided with the Reformation in 1524, led it safely through the conflict with powerful opponents, tried with some success to lead the peasant movement along more moderate paths, and took a lenient attitude toward the Anabaptists.


Die Religion in Geschichte and Gegenwart, 3rd. ed. Tübingen: Mohr, 1927-1932: II, Col. 1447.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 603.

Herzog, J. J. and Albert Hauck, Realencyclopedie für Protestantische Theologie and Kirche. 3. ed. Leipzig: J. H. Hinrichs, 1896-1913: II, 197 f.

Rauch, M. von. Johann Lachmann, der Reformator Heilbronns. Heilbronn, 1923.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1958

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