Honter, John

Honter, John One of the apostles of Protestantism in Transylvania, was born at Cronstadt in 1498; studied at Wittenberg under Luther, and then went as a teacher to Cracow, whence he moved to Basle to continue his studies. In 1533 he returned to his native city, where he started a printing establishment, and published Luther's writings. He also published at his own expense a translation of Luther's works in Hungarian. In 1544 he was appointed pastor, and became quite popular as a preacher. He died Jan. 23, 1549. — Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 6, 254; Hardwick, Ch. Hist. of the Reformation, p. 98; Hist. of Prot. Church in Hungary, p. 59.

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