Enzinas (or Encinas), Francisco de, a Spanish Protestant, was born at Burgos about 1520. He is commonly named Dryander, and also used the names Duchesne, Van Eyck, Eichman, all of the same meaning (oak-man) as the Spanish name Enzinas. After completing his academical studies in Italy, he went to Louvain, and studied there, and also spent some time with Melancthon at Wittemberg. Having wealthy relatives in the Netherlands, he fixed his abode there, and openly embraced the Reformed cause. He published a Spanish version of the N.T., dedicated to Charles V (1543). He was arrested December 13, 1543, and imprisoned at Brussels. He escaped in February 1545, to Antwerp, thence to Germany and England (1548). He carried letters of commendation from Melancthon to Edward VI and to Cranmer, who received him warmly, and gave him a post at Oxford. After somer time he returned to the Continent, and continued his literary labors at Strasburg, Basle, and Geneva. He died about 1570. — McCrie, Reformation in Spain, chapter 5; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 15:122.

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