Augustine of Alveldt
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AUGUSTINE OF ALVELDT: German Franciscan; b. at Alfeld (27 m. s. of Hanover),
Prussia, c. 1480; d. probably in Halle after 1532. He first appears in Leipsic,
where he was a reader in theology at a convent. He is the Minorite to whom Erasmus
refers in the Spongia. He is known chiefly as an opponent of Luther. On Jan. 20,
1522, he engaged in a public disputation at Weimar with Johann Lange in defense
of cloister-life. He became guardian of the Franciscan cloister at Halle about 1523.
His works have now no value, except as curiosities.