Hesse, Johann, D.D., son. of Johann von Hesse, a merchant of Nürnberg, was born at Nürnberg, Sept. 21 or 23, 1490. He attended the Universities of Leipzig (1506), Wittenberg, where he graduated M.A., 1511, and heard lectures froin Luther and Johann v. Staupitz; Bologna and Ferrara (D.D. at Ferrara, 1519). During his residence in Italy he gained an insight into the corruptions of the Church in that country, and on his return home in 1520 he sided more and more with the party of Reform. He had been appointed Canon of Neisse in Silesia in 1515, and was in 1520 ordained priest at Breslau. He acted for some time as a Provost of the Church of St. Mary and St. George, at Oels, and was then summoned to Breslau, in 1521, to preach as a Canon of th… Go to person page >
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Display Title: O world, I must now leave theeFirst Line: O world, I must now leave theeTune Title: INNSPRUCK (Nun ruhen alle Wälder)Author: Johann Hesse; Catherine WinkworthMeter: No. 34Date: 1908Subject: Christian Life and Hope | The Consummation: Contemplation of Death