Beier, Hartmann a Protestant theologian of Germiany, wasbomr at-Frankfort-on-the-Main, Sept. 229, 1516. He studied at Wittenberg, where he formed a friendly alliance with Luther. He died Aug. 11, 1577. Besides his commentaries on the Bible, he wrote Questiones in Libellum de Sphere Joannis de Sacrobusto (Wittenberg, 1573). Also attributed to him is the book entitled Pro Fictitio Missce Sacrificio Argumenta Erronlea Sophistaarum Pontificiarum, cum Refutafionibus; published under the name of Andreas Epicimus (Magdeburg, 1551); translated into French (Lvons, 1564). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.