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Erasmus Alberus (c. 1500–1553)

Alberus, Erasmus (äl’ber-ös). A German poet and scholar (c. 1500–53). He studied theology in Wittenberg; was active as a teacher and preacher in many places; a friend of Luther, and one of the stanchest champions of the Reformation. His most noteworthy works are: ‘The Book of Virtue and Wisdom’ (1550), containing 49 rhymed fables with a strong satirical element; ‘The Barefooted Friars’ Owl-glass and Alkoran’ (1542), a satire in prose, with a preface by Luther.