1218? Peter Waldo,
founder of "Poor Men of Lyon," died (b. ca. 1140).
1521 Martin Luther entered Worms to appear
before the Diet
with Lazarus Spengler from Nuernberg, one of the Lutheran
Louis de Berquin (b. 1490), French Protestant humanist,
translator of Luther's writings into French and a leader of
the Huguenots, was burned at the stake for heresy.
Georg Konrad Rieger, a German Pietist preacher, died (b.
7 March 1687, Cannstatt [or Kannstatt], near Stuttgart).
Swain (b. 1761), hymnist, died.
Gläser, composer, died (b. 4
Frederich Gottlob Kuegele was born in Columbiana,
Columbiana County, Ohio (d. 1 April 1916).
Johann Flierl, who served 44 years as a missionary in
New Guinea, was born in Oberpfalz, Germany (d. 30 September
Bernadette Soubirous (b. 7 January 1844) died in Nevers,
Merrill C. Tenney, American Baptist
New Testament scholar, was born (d. 1985). In addition to
his several scholarly writings, Tenney was dean of the
Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois from 1947 to
1916 The first baptism of African
Americans in connection with the mission work of the
Lutheran Synodical Conference in Alabama took place.
Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) was born in Marktl Am