Men like Thomas Murner, for instance, heartily denounced " the great Lutheran fool," but at the same time bitterly attacked monks and priests, and popularized the conception of the simple man with the hoe (Karsthans).
THOMAS MURNER (1 475 - 1 537 ?), German satirist, was born on the 24th of December 1475 at Oberehnheim near Strassburg.
Murner was an energetic and passionate character, who made enemies wherever he went.
His most powerful satire - and the most virulent German satire of the period - is Von dem grossen lutherischen Narren, wie ihn Dr Murner beschworen hat.
Murner also wrote the humorous Chartiludium logicae (1507) and the Ludus studentum freiburgensium (151 I), besides a translation of Justinian's Institutiones (1519).
Kawerau, Murner and die Kirche des Mittelalters (1890); and by the same writer, Murner and die deutsche Reformation (1891); also K.
At Baden-in-Aargau in May and June 1526 a public disputation on the doctrine of transubstantiation was held, in which Eck and Thomas Murner were pitted against Johann Oecolampadius.