Draconites (Germ. Drach, or Trach), JOHANNES, (or, according to his native town, Carlstldt), was born at Carlstadt in 1494. He became professor at Erfurt, and canon of the church of St. Severin. Having shown great friendship for Luther, particularly when the reformer passed through Erfurt in 1521 on his way to Worms, he lost his situation and went to Wittenberg. Here he was made D.D. in 1523, and then became pastor at Mildenberg. He returned to Wittenberg in 1524. In 1534 he accepted a call as preacher and professor of theology at Marburg. He died at Wittenberg April 18, 1566. He prepared a Biblia pentapla, of which only fragments have been published (1563-65); he also wrote Commentaries on the Psalms, on several chapters of Genesis (1537), and on Obadiah (1537):-a Latin Translation of the Psalms (Strasb. 1538): — Commentary on Daniel (1544): — Commentariorum ev. de Jesu Christo, lib. 2 (Basel, 1545): — Oratio de pia morte D. 1. Lutheri (1546), etc. See Adami Vitae theol. Germ.; Striegel, Hessische Gelehrtenund Schriftstellergeschichte (3 volumes); Strobel, Neue Beitrage zur Literatur, besonders des 16 Jahrhunderis (4 volumes). — Herzog, Real-Encyklopädie, 3:495.

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