Melanchthon definition by Webster's New World
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Melanchthon, Philipp (born Philipp Schwarzerd) 1497-1560; Ger. Protestant reformer
Melanchthon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Philipp Originally Philipp Schwarzerd. 1497-1560.
German theologian and a leader of the German Reformation. A friend of Martin Luther, he wrote Loci Communes (1521), the first extensive treatise on Protestant doctrine.