Like many a name change during the Protestant Reformation, it involved the Latin calque translation.
Andreas Goldschmidt (1514-?)
He was born in Breslau and studied in the University of Wittenburg in 1527. He would become friends with Philip Melanchthon.
Andreas Aurifaber (?-1559)
Along with his younger brother, Joannes Aurifaber Vratislaviensis, they would change their surnames into their calque translations in Latin.
He was made a physician to Duke Albert of Bradenburg.
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