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In 1543, he organized the ''Kirchenwesen'' in [[Konstanz]] and in 1544 was appointed Professor of Old Testament studies at Strasbourg. In 1546, he moved back to Heidelberg, after [[Frederick II, Elector Palatine|Elector Frederick II]] charged him with reforming the University of Heidelberg. Fagius however encountered such strong opposition that his reform failed and he returned to Strasbourg.
 
With the rise of the [[Counter-Reformation]] Paul Fagius found himself under pressure. After the defeat of the [[Schmalkaldic League]] in 1547, Fagius, who had opposed the [[Augsburg Interim]], found himself dismissed from his position, along with Martin Bucer. Both sought refuge in England, where they were taken in by [[Thomas Cranmer]]. In 1549, Fagius was appointed Hebrew lecturer at the [[University of Cambridge]].<ref>{{Vennacad|FGS549P}}</ref>
 
After being briefly active in Hebrew philology and interpreting the Old Testament Fagius died from plague in 1549, and was buried in [[Michaelhouse, Cambridge#St Michael's Church|St Michael's Church]], Cambridge. Under Queen [[Mary I of England|Mary's]] Catholic restoration, his remains were exhumed and burned (as were Bucer's); in 1560, a memorial was again set up to him.