Beringer, Diephold

Beringer, Diephold a German fanatical peasant, known also by the name of Peringer der Schuster, and of the country of Wohrd, lived at the commencement of the 16th century. He made a great uproar at the time of the Reformation, by denouncing the pope. He preached for the first time at Wohrd, in 1524. Being banished from Nuremberg on the complaint of the archduke Ferdinand, at the council held in that city, he fixed his residence at Kitzingen, in Franconia. It is believed that he perished in the War of the Peasants. His sermons were collected and published, and some have reached several editions. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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