Poul Mortensen Aastrup/Ostrup

Male 1756 - 1619

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  • Name Poul Mortensen Aastrup/Ostrup 
    Died 1619 
    Born 4 Nov 1756 
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      Poul Mortensen Aastrup, Poul Mortensen Ostrup , 1576-4.11.1619, bishop. Born in Åstrup, Ribe diocese, died in Lund, buried in the cathedral sst.
      Poul Mortensen Aastrup, who sometimes wrote Grum after his father's family, became a student from Ribe and later traveled as a butler for young nobles through most countries in Europe. Among other things, he matriculated. 1598 in Heidelberg, 1600 in Basel, n.å. and Orleans. The return journey went over Wittenberg 1602, and already n.å. in sept he traveled south again with Peder Marsvin and was matriculated in 1603 in Padua and Siena. After his return he took dec. 1604 master's degree in Copenhagen. and became 1605 principal at Ribe school. Here he endeavored to live up to the Renaissance school reform of 1604 and made himself i.a. noted by a number of pedagogical initiatives aimed at motivating the students, in particular by his intended but never quite according to plan realized introduction of monthly exams and diligence prizes.
      In 1610 he was called professor pedagogue at the university, but already in April n.å. he was appointed bishop of Lund. His tenure here fell in a dramatic and turbulent period: the Kalmar War was at the door and came to affect the region greatly; and in the ecclesiastical power struggle, Philippism or cryptocurrency was seriously retreating from Lutheran orthodoxy. Poul Mortensen Aastrup thus had to attend the meeting in Kolding in February 1614, where Oluf Kock was convicted of his office; not long after, he had to sue the Helsingborg priest Niels Mikkelsen Aalborg for the consistory in Copenhagen. and correspondingly assist in judging him; he had to July s.å. participate in the assessment of Professor HP Resensdefense and at least essentially approve it; in 1615 he had to consecrate the same banner bearer of orthodoxy to the bishop of Zealand, and in 1616 he had to help judge bishop Hans Knudsen Vejlefrom office on similar grounds. And this despite the fact that he apparently sympathized with the crypto-Calvinist direction to such an extent that in the opinion of some it was mostly a matter of time before Resen's prevailing opinion would hit him. His visitation book (in copy) testifies to his zeal for discipline and morality. He was a neglected judge a strict judge, and he carefully supervised the Latin schools; the public education he also took care of, punished incompetent clerks, spoke on his many business trips thunder to the parents and told them what they owed their children. No wonder then that not everyone liked this serious and strict bishop, whose theology others found well elastic and opportunistic.
      Poul Mortensen Aastrup's printed production is limited to three Danish-language body sermons that are full of quotes from classical and newer authors and as a whole are characteristic expressions of the melancholy-colored type of piety of the time.
      Parents: parish priest in Åstrup Morten Poulsen Grum and Anna Nielsdatter. Married 13.10.1605 in Ribe to Else (Sidse, Citsele) Andersdatter, born 6.8.1586 in Ribe, died after 28.4.1621, d. By Anders Sørensen Vedel (1542-1616) and Mette Hansdatter (1561-
      PN Thorup: Hist. dessert about Ribe Cathedral School I, 1846 89-93. Lunds stifts herdaminne, udg. S. Cavallin I, Lund 1854 34-38. Lunds stifts herdaminne, udg. G. Carlquist l.ser.I, Lund 1943 especially 7-11 15-17 22-25; 2.ser.I, 1980 86-93. HF Rørdam: Kbh.s univ.s hist. III, 1873-77 634-39. Johan Corylander: Story of Lund Cathedral, Lund 1884 126 187f. Bj. Kornerup: Biskop Hans Poulsen Resen I, 1928. Same: Ribe Cathedral School hist. I, 1947.

      Poul Mortensen Aastrup , born 1576 , died 4 November 1619 , was superintendent in the diocese of Lund 1611 - 1619 .

      Poul Mortensen was born in Aastrup , Jutland . He became a student in Ribe and then participated in extensive trips abroad in Europe with young nobles. He graduated with a master's degree in 1604 in Copenhagen and then became principal at the school in Ribe. In April 1611 he became superintendent of Lund. These were troubled times, partly due to the Kalmar War , but also within the church. Supporters of Melanchthon , as Aastrup probably was, had to give in to Martin Luther's teachings, advocated by Hans Poulsen Resen , bishop of Zealand. Aastrup often rebuked lazy priests and students at Latin schools, which did not always make him popular. He died in the autumn of 1619 during a plague epidemic .


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      / Second Edition / Volume I: A-Arbejdergilder / 62 (1915-1930)

      Aastrup, Poul Mortensen, Danish
      Schoolman and Bishop, b. 1576 in Aastrup near Ribe, d. 1619. After being A student from Ribe School, he traveled as a butler for young nobles through most of Europe's countries. Returning home, he took his Master's degree in 1604 and became the year after Rector of Ribe, where he married a daughter of Anders Særensen Vedel. As Rector, he sought to raise the Teaching, among other things. a. by introducing monthly Examinations and Diligence Rewards. In 1610 he became Professor P�dagogicus at Univ. and the year after Bishop of Lund. As Bishop could
      he did not maintain a particular position between the Lutheran Orthodox and the followers of Philip Melanchthon, to whom he belonged in the Heart. With the moral conduct of his priests he conducted a sharp supervision; he was accused of having deposed fl. Priests than all his Presidents together since the Reformation. He also kept a watchful eye on the Latin schools, and on his visits he told the clerks and parents what they owed the children

      Aastrup, Poul Mortensen, dansk
      Skolemand og Biskop, f. 1576 i Aastrup ved Ribe, d. 1619. Efter at være bleven Student fra Ribe Skole rejste han som Hovmester for unge Adelige gennem de fleste af Europas Lande. Hjemkommen tog han Magistergraden 1604 og blev Aaret efter Rektor i Ribe, hvor han ægtede en Datter af Anders Sørensen Vedel. Som Rektor søgte han at hæve Undervisningen bl. a. ved at indføre maanedlige Eksaminer og Flidsbelønninger. 1610 blev han professor Pædagogicus ved Univ. og Aaret efter Biskop i Lund. Som Biskop kunde
      han ikke fastholde et bestemt Standpunkt mellem de luthersk ortodokse og Filip Melanchton's Tilhængere, som han i Hjertet tilhørte. Med sine Præsters sædelige Vandel førte han et skarpt Tilsyn; han beskyldtes for under sin otteaarige Bispestyrelse at have afsat fl. Præster end alle hans Formænd tilsammen siden Reformationen. Ogsaa med Latinskolerne holdt han et vaagent Øje, og paa sine Visitatser foreholdt han Degnene og Forældrene, hvad de var Børnene skyldige.

    Gender Male 
    Person ID I17085  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 

    Family Sidsel Andersdatter Vedel,   b. 6 Aug 1586, Ribe, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1621  (Age 34 years) 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F6121  Group Sheet

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