Agricola, Johann

Agricola, Johann or Johannes

(yō`hän, yōhä`nəs əgrĭk`ələ), c.1494–1566, German Protestant minister, whose family name was Schnitter (originally Schneider). He was born at Eisleben and is sometimes called Magister Islebius. He had an early association with Martin Luther and was active in the founding of Protestantism. In 1536 he espoused antinomianism, thus breaking with Luther. He was court preacher to Joachim II, elector of Brandenburg and helped draw up the Augsburg Interim. Agricola also made a collection of German proverbs.
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Emanuel Bach's 1753 book, along with the companion volume by Johann Joachim Quantz and the writings by Marpurg, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Johann Philipp Kirnberger and others, provide evidence of the unique intellectual atmosphere the young Frederick II, King of Prussia, brought to the Berlin of the 1740s, an atmosphere that had vibrant repercussions throughout the second half of the century.
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