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Flacius, Matthias (1525-1575), a German theologian, was educated at Basel, Tubingen, and Wittenberg. In religious difficulties he consulted Martin Luther, and became professor of Old Testament at Wittenberg. In 1557 he was professor at Jena, but his independence of view kept him in constant trouble. He was driven out for holding Manicheean views, and wandered to Ratisbon, Antwerp, Strasburg, and Frankfort-on-Main where he dieel. He had considerable reputation as a Scriptural interpreter.