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Niels Hemmingsen

Niels Hemmingsen (1513–1600), a Danish humanist and theologian, was educated in Roskilde and Lund before enrolling in 1537 at the University of Wittenberg, where he worked closely with Philip Melanchthon. He returned to Denmark in 1542 and became a professor at the University of Copenhagen, first of Greek (1543), then of dialectic (1545), and finally of theology (1553). Hemmingsen wrote voluminously on method, theology, exegesis, homiletics, and ethics, and his works were read widely across the Continent.