BUGENHAGEN, JOHANN ° (also known as Pomeranus , i.e., from Pomerania; 1485–1558), German reformer; friend of Martin Luther. In 1517 he became lector in Scripture and patrology in a monastery of the Premonstratensian order in Belbuck. From 1523 onward he served as professor in the University of Wittenberg. He was influenced by the writings of Erasmus and Martin Luther. Bugenhagen was among those who aided Luther in translating the Bible. His most important work is his commentary on the Psalms (Interpretatio in librum Psalmorum, Basle, 1524).
G. Geisenhof, Bibliotheca Bugenhagiana (1908); E. Goerigk, Johannes Bugenhagen und die Protestantisierung Pommerns (1895); W. Leege, Bugenhagen als Liturgiker (1925); W. Rautenberg, Johann Bugenhagen (Ger., 1958); E. Wolf, Peregrinatio (1954), includes bibliography; rgg3, s.v.