Name: Melanchthon

Origin and Meaning of the Name Melanchthon

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    Black earth
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    The most famous bearer of this name was Philipp Melanchthon, a German scholar and theologian who played a key role in the Lutheran Reformation. He created the name Melanchthon as a Greek translation of his original surname Schwartzerd (German for "black earth"), as this was a fashionable thing to do among humanists at the time.

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