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Thomas Murner (1475–1537)

Murner, Thomas (mör’ner). An Alsatian clergyman, and a leading satirist of the sixteenth century; born at Strasburg, Dec. 24, 1475; died at Oberehnheim, Alsace, 1537. He was made poet laureate by the emperor Maximilian (1506), and taught logic—for a while at Kraków; but in the main led a roaming and unsettled life, drawing large crowds by his witty sermons whenever he preached. He wrote: ‘The Rogues’ Guild’ (1512); ‘The Exorcism of Fools’ (1512); ‘On the Great Lutheran Fool’ (1522), a stinging satire on the Reformation; etc.