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ADAM, MELCHIOR, mel´kî-ɵ̄r: Protestant biographer; b. at Grottkau (35
m. s.e. of Breslau), Silesia; d. at Heidelberg, where he was rector of the city
school, Mar. 23, 1622. He is remembered for his series of 136 biographies, mostly
of German Protestant scholars, especially theologians (5 vols., Heidelberg and
Frankfort, 1615-20; 2d ed., under the title Dignorum laude virorum immortalitas,
1653; 3d ed., 1706).