Besold Hieronymus a German theologian, went to Wittenberg in 1537, and was there a guest with Luther. Afterwards he went to Nuremberg, where he formed a friendly alliance with Melancthon. There he performed various ecclesiastical functions, and, following the example of Luther, married. He died Nov. 4, 1862. He wrote Enarrationes Lutheri in Genesin Collectoe per. Hir. Besoldum, cumn Praef. Phil. Melanchthonis (Nuremberg, 1552). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.