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Bucer, Martin (1491-1551), a German reformer, born near Strasburg, and, becoming a Dominican at 15, went to Heidelberg to carry on his studies. He here studied the works of Erasmus and Luther, and was present at a disputation held by the latter. He joined the Reformed Church, and married a nun, and took an active part in the affairs of the Reforming party, though he did not entirely agree in views with either Luther or Zwingli. In 1549 he came to England at the invitation of Archbishop Cranmer, and was appointed to teach theology at Cambridge, where he died and was buried, to be exhumed and burnt a few years later. His tomb was also demolished, but was rebuilt in Queen Elizabeth's reign.