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the Castle Church: Tomb of Philipp Melanchthon

Tomb of Philipp Melanchthon

Tomb of Philipp Melanchthon, Luther's friend and Reformation ally, who died in 1560. The Latin epitaph reads: "Here rests the body of the most commendable Philipp Melanchthon, who died on 19 April 1560, in this town after he had lived for 63 years 2 months and 2 days."

Credit: Holly Hayes