Timann (or Tidemann), Johann

Timann (or Tidemann), Johann the reformer of Bremen, was born at. Amsterdam about the year 1500. In 1522 he went to Wittenberg, where he made the acquaintance of Luther and Melanchthon. In 1524 he went to Bremen, and was appointed pastor of St. Martin's. He now introduced those reformatory changes which have immortalized his name. In 1529 count Enno II, of East Frisia, called him to Emden to work there against the Anabaptists. In 1533 the city council adopted a church order, which was, no doubt, prepared by Timann, and was approved by Luther and Burgenhagen. Timan was also present at the colloquy in Worms, and at the meetings held at Ratisbon in 1541. He died February 17, 1557, at Nienburg. See Rotermund, Lexikon alle Gelehrten in Bremen, 2:216 sq. (where a list of Timann's writings is given); Plitt- Herzog, Real Encyklop s.v. (B.P.)

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