the first patriarch of Constantinople, was born in what is
now Maras, Turkey (d. ca. 451).
Langton, greatest of the medieval archbishops of
Canterbury, died (b. ca. 1150).
Jan van Eyck (b. ca. 1385), Flemish painter, died.
Confessio Tetrapolitana was rejected by the Estates
of Augsburg. Four south German cities (Strasburg,
Constance, Memmingen and Lindau), which could not subscribe
to Article X of the Augsburg Confession, submitted their own
statement drawn up by the
Bucer and Capito. In its statement on the Lord’s Supper, their
document sought for an intermediary position that could
unite the conflicting views of Luther and Zwingli.
Albrecht of Brandenburg (1522–1557)
Moritz (Maurice) of Saxony
met in the Battle of Sievershausen in Lüneburg.
Albrecht was defeated, but Moritz was killed.
Johann Scheffler (Angelus Silesius), hymnist, died (b.
25 December 1624).
Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682–1719)
and Heinrich Pluetschau, the first Lutheran missionaries to
India, arrived in Tranquebar.
Sir Robert Grant, English lawyer, politician and
hymnist, died (b. 1779).
Philip P. Bliss, American Gospel singer and hymn writer,
was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (d. 29 December 1876).
Pusey, hymn translator, died in England (b. 25 June
1864 August Schlechte, cofounder of city
and institutional mission work in the Missouri Synod, was
born at Strasburg, Illinois (d. 20 April 1920). He graduated
from Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois)
in 1890 and served as a pastor at Bleeker, New York, and
Mishawaka and Woodland, Indiana, before beginning
institutional mission work in Cook County, Illinois, in
1901, where he served until his death. He wrote a history of
Lutheran city and children's mission work in Illinois in
Peter Lange (b. 10 April 1802), German Reformed
theologian and exegete, died.
William Cameron Townsend, American missionary-linguist,
was born (d. 23 April 1982).
James McGranahan (b. 4 July 1840), American sacred music
1925 The cornerstone was laid at Collegio
Concordia, Crespo, Argentina.
George A. Romoser, president of Concordia College
(Bronxville, New York), died (b. 14 December 1870).
1948 The EKD (Evangelische
Kirche in Deutschland) was organized in Eisenach
(through July 15).
1978 Adolph A. Obermann, charter member of
the Missouri Synod’s Board of Support and Pensions, died in
Springfield, Missouri. He was elected to the board in 1938
immediately following the synod’s adoption of a formal
pension plan. He served as member and secretary of the board
until 1962. A graduate of Concordia Teachers College (River
Forest, Illinois), Obermann served Lutheran schools in the
Chicago and Saint Louis areas until retirement in 1970.