Agricola, Michel

Agricola, Michel, a learned Swede, was born in Finland, near the commencement of the 16th century. He studied theology under Luther at the University of Wittenberg, and was made rector in 1539. In 1554 Gustavus I appointed him bishop of Abo, and sent him to preach Christianity to the Laplanders. He died in 1557. He is known as the translator of the New Test. into Finnish, which was printed at Stockholm. in 4to, in 1548. It contains a preface by Agricola, in which he states that the translation was made from the Greek, with the aid of the Latin, German, and Swedish versions. (B. P.)

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