Hardenberg, Albrecht an eminent divine, was born at Hardenberg, in Overyssel, 1510. While studying theology at Louvain, he imbibed the reformed theology, and became a friend and follower of Melancthon, who sent him to Cologne. The disturbances there drove him to Oldenburg, where, and in Knyphausen, he labored until his death in 1574. He is noted in Church History for his attempt, in 1556, to introduce into the re-public of Bremen Calvin's doctrine respecting the Lord's Supper. For the controversy to which this gave rise, see Herzog, Real-Encyklopadie, s.v.; also Mosheim, Ch. Hist. cent. 16:sec. 3:pt. 2, ch. 2; Planck, Hist. Prot. Theol. vol. 5.