Segedin, Stephen Kis, Dd
Segedin, Stephen Kis, D.D.
a Hungarian divine and educator, was born at Segedin in 1505, and. educated at the universities of Cracow and Wittensberg. In the latter place, where he spent three years, he had the privilege of attending, on the instructions of Luther and Melanchthon. He commenced his public career at Thasnyadin, where he instructed those who were studious of the best arts, and preached the gospel to the common people. This dual work he prosecuted to the end of his life, laboring successively at the following places: Gyula, Ceglede, Temeswar, Thurin, Bekeny, Tholna, Lascow (where he was ordained pastor by the imposition of hands in 1554), Calmantze, and Kevin. He died May 2, 1572. Dr. Segedin was eminent for piety, distinguished for eloquence, and held in high esteem by the Christian Church of his time for the earnestness and fidelity with which he enforced the doctrines of the Bible. See The (Lond.) Theological Magazine, February 1802, page 43.