Blaurer (or Blarer, Blaarer), Ambrosius

Blaurer (Or Blarer, Blaarer), Ambrosius, one of the Swiss Reformers, was born at Constance in 1492. He became a Benedictine at an early age, and prior of the monastery at Alpirsbach. In 1515 he began to teach the Lutheran doctrines in his monastery. In 1521 he left the monastery and renounced the monastic vows. He labored with OEcolampadius and Bucer in spreading the Gospel, and, in connection with them, organized Protestantism in Ulm. Under the protection of Duke Ulric of Wurtemberg, he was largely instrumental in establishing the Reformation in that country. In 1538 he removed to Constance, and made that city the centre of his active and disinterested labors. In 1548 he removed to Winterthur, and labored as minister there, and in Biel and other places, until his'death at Winterthur, Dec. 6, 1564.-Keim, A. Blarer, der schwibische Reformator (Stuttg. 1860); Pressel. A. Blaurer's, des schwibischen Reformators, Leben und Schriften (Stuttg. 1860); Studien u. Kritiken, 1861, Heft. 2.

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