Francowich, Matthias:see Flacius Illyricus, MatthiasFlacius Illyricus, Matthias
, 1520–75, German Lutheran reformer, whose original name was Matthias Vlachich or Francowich, b. Istria. After studying for the priesthood, he went (1541) to Wittenberg, where he became (1544) professor of Hebrew.
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