Philip Melanchthon: The Greek (Part 1)

Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) 1543 (oil on panel)

Philip Melanchthon, the Preceptor of Germany, was called “The Greek” because of how he mastered the Greek language. It was like he was a native speaker. In Part 1 on “Philip Melanchthon, the Greek” we look at the birth, parentage, and early education of the future reformer.


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