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Franck Sebastian

Franck, Sebastian (1499-1542), one of the earliest German writers, was born at Donauworth He was early converted to Protestantism, but was in 1531 compelled to leave Strasburg, because he had advocated religious toleration, which was then in favour with no party. He afterwards became a soapboiler at Esslingen, and a printer at Ulm. Having been expelled from the latter on account of his Paradoxa, he went to Basel, where he died.

Franck was the author of a Treatise Against the Horrible Vice of Drunltenness (1528), Chronica des Ganzen Deutschen Lands (1538), and other works; and he printed a collection of popular proverbs in German in 1541.