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Johann Poliander (Gramann, Graumann) (1487-1541), a Lutheran clergyman, was a pastor at Königsberg, the reformer of East Prussia, Ger­many, attacked Schwenckfeld and the Ana­baptists at the colloquium at Rastenburg in 1531 and again in 1535 (HRE, 525). His hymn, "Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren," was included in the hymnal of the Mennonites of the Palatinate and Hesse.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 382.

Herzog, J. J. and Albert Hauck, Realencyclopedie für Protestantische Theologie and Kirche. 24 v., 3. ed. Leipzig: J. H. Hinrichs, 1896-1913: 525.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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Neff, Christian. "Poliander, Johann (1487-1541)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Apr 2017.,_Johann_(1487-1541)&oldid=84098.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Poliander, Johann (1487-1541). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 April 2017, from,_Johann_(1487-1541)&oldid=84098.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 200. All rights reserved.

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