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Agricola, Michael (Mikael Agricola)

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Born: 1510 AD
Died: 1557 AD, at 47 years of age.

Nationality: Finnish
Categories: Clergymen

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1510 - Born in Pernaja, Finland and was named after the patron saint of Pernaja's church.

 

1528 - Became a scribe for Bishop Martinus Skytte.

 

1531 - Ordained for priesthood after following the footstep of his teacher.

 

1536 - Agricola was sent to study in Wittenberg by the Bishop of Turku.

 

1537 - Started translating the New Testament into his own language, Finnish.

 

1539 - Became the rector of Turku School after his return to Turku.

 

1546 - During the Great Fire of Turku which devastated many homes including Agricola's home

 

1557- Joined the delegation en-route to Russia and died on April 9, 1557 in the Kyronniemi village.


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