[ muh-langk-thuhn; German mey-lahnkh-tawn ]

  1. Phil·ipp [fil-ip; German fee-lip], /ˈfɪl ɪp; German ˈfi lɪp/, Philipp Schwarzert, 1497–1560, German Protestant reformer.

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How to use Melanchthon in a sentence

  • He was a friend of Melanchthon and Erasmus, was with the latter when he died, and became possessed of his library.

    Milton's England | Lucia Ames Mead
  • Among his opponents at the Diet were Bucer and Melanchthon; the discussion, as usual, led to no result.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
  • He then returned to Cologne, where he again met Bucer and Melanchthon, who were endeavoring to induce the bishop to apostatize.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
  • It would be interesting to discover how much of Luther is Melanchthon.

  • This letter is doubtless one of the first addressed by Calvin to Melanchthon.

British Dictionary definitions for Melanchthon


/ (məˈlæŋkθən, German meˈlançtɔn) /

  1. Philipp (ˈfiːlɪp). original surname Schwarzerd. 1497–1560, German Protestant reformer. His Loci Communes (1521) was the first systematic presentation of Protestant theology and in the Augsburg Confession (1530) he stated the faith of the Lutheran churches. He also reformed the German educational system

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