WHAT WAS BLARER'S EDUCATION?
Ambrosius Blarer von Giersberg came from one of the oldest patrician families in Constance. He studied classical languages in Tübingen before becoming a monk at the Benedictine monastery in Alpirsbach. Even during his studies, he was acquainted with the later reformer Philip Melanchthon, with whom he stayed in contact after concluding his studies. At Alpirsbach, the well-read Ambrosius Blarer was quickly elected as prior.