Campius, Johannes (16th century)

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Johannes Campius (also called Johann von Campen), is not to be confused with Johannes Campanus. Campius, whose proper name was Wulff, was first a monk, shortly after 1526 a Lutheran preacher at Itzehoe, North Germany, and in 1529 a colloquent at the dispute at Flensburg on the side of Melchior Hoffman. After much wandering he moved to Soest in Westphalia, where he lived and preached 1531-1533. Luther warned against him. Whether he was an Anabaptist at this time is not clear. Nothing of his life is known after his departure from Soest, July 1533. It is very likely, however, that he was active in Münster in 1534.


Rembert, Karl. Die “Wiedertäufer” im Herzogtum Jülich. Berlin: R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchandlung, 1899: 287-294.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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