Melius, John Peter

Melius, John Peter a Hungarian theologian, was born at Horki in 1536. After having embraced Calvinism; he became in 1558 professor in the school of Debrezin, and later superintendent. He died in 1572. Melius contributed largely towards propagating the reformed religion among the nobles of Transylvania. He is mainly known, however, by his translations of the New Testament and many parts of the Old into Hungarian. See Gerdes, Scrinium Antiquarium, vol. vii; Selig, Historie der Augsburgischen Confession, vol. ii.

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