Agricola, Michael

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

Nationality: Finnish
Categories: Clergymen

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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