Bachmann, Paul

Bachmann, Paul a German controversialist, was born at Chemnitz about 1466. He joined the Cistercians, and was abbot of Altenzelle from 1522 to 1535. In connection with Cochleus, Emser, Peter Forst, and Augustin von Alveldt,he opposed the Lutheran Reformation in Saxony. He tried to reform monastic life, but could not prevent many of his co-religionists from going over to the Church of the Reformation. He wrote against Luther, but was answered in a satire, written after the manner of the Epistol. Obscur. Virorum, entitled Mors et Sepultura Doctrinae Lutheranae, reprinted in Strobel, Opuscula Quaedam Satirica et Ludicra Tempore Reform. Scripta (1784), Fasc. 1:49 sq. See Streber, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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