(1481–1559; king of Denmark and Norway, 1513–1523, and of
Sweden, 1520–1523) was crowned king of Sweden.
1520 Holy Roman Emperor
(1500–1558) promised Luther a hearing.
Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law making it a
capital offense to deny that the Bible was the Word of God.
Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian and one of the
leading exponents of the
covenant or federal theology, died (b. 1603, Bremen).
Augustus M. Toplady, English Calvinist minister and
hymnist, was born at Farnham, Surrey, England (d. 11 August
James Montgomery, British hymnist, editor and
journalist, was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 30
Sarah Hall Boardman, third wife of missionary Adoniram
Judson, was born in Alstead, New Hampshire (d. 3 September
Ralph Harrison, composer, died at Manchester,
Lancashire, England (b. 10 September 1748, Chinley,
Timothy R. Matthews, Anglican hymn writer, was born in
Colmworth, England (d. 5 January 1910).
Andrew Martin Fairbairn, British Congregational
theologian, was born in Fife, Scotland (d. 1912).
Felix Mendelssohn, composer, died in Germany (b. 3
Evangelical Lutheran Free Church in Denmark founded by
N. P. Grunnet.
J. Lincoln Hall, American sacred music composer, was
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 29 November 1930,
Franz Edward Mohn, Missouri Synod missionary to India,
was born in Weisstropp, near Dresden, Germany (d. 18 June
1868 C. F. (Charles Fox) Burney, Anglican Bible
scholar, was born (d. 1925). Ordained in 1893, he spent his
entire career at Oxford as a lecturer in Hebrew (1893-1897),
university librarian (1897-1908) and Oriel professor on the
interpretation of Holy Scripture (1914-1925). He was a noted
authority on Semitic languages and one of the most original
thinkers among scholars of his generation. Burney stressed
the importance of recognizing an Aramaic foundation
underlying the language of the New Testament Gospels. His
most important publications include Outlines of Old
(1899) and The Aramaic Origin of the Fourth Gospel
(Henry) Nee, Chinese Christian author, was born in
Swatow, China (d. 30 May 1972).
Charles C. Luther (b. 17 May 1847), American Baptist
evangelist and hymnist, died.
D. Preus, professor at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis)
and president of Concordia Theological Seminary
(Springfield, Illinois, and Fort Wayne, Indiana), died in
Shorewood, Minnesota (b. 16 October 1924).