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Andreas Osiander

1498-1552. German Reformer. Born at Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, he studied at the University of Ingolstadt and was ordained priest in 1520. He revised the Vulgate on the basis of the Hebrew text. As a reformer in Nuremberg he promoted the distribution of the Lord's Supper under both kinds (bread and wine.) With Lazarus Spengler he furthered the Lutheran movement in Nuremberg in its doctrinal and liturgical forms. As a participant in the [[Colloquy of Marburg]]* (1529) he sided with Luther and Melanchthon against Zwingli and Oecolampadius regarding the Lord's Supper. He attended also the Diet of Augsburg (1530). He frequently faulted Melanchthon, particularly after the signing of the Leipzig Interim (1548).