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In 1527, he became a school master in the free imperial city of [[Isny im Allgäu]]. Fagius took part in the Bern Colloquy, where he met the reformer [[Huldrych Zwingli]]. In 1535, he returned to the University of Strasbourg to devote himself to his study of theology.
 
Fagius returned to Isny as a priest in 1537. There he learnt Hebrew from the Jewish grammarian and publisher [[Elia Levita]], and they founded a printing office together. One of the few known works to be published by this partnership was ''[[Shemot Devarim]]'', an Old Yiddish-Hebrew-Latin-German dictionary, in 1542.
 
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>{{acad|FGS549P|name=Paul Fagius}}</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 Martin Bucer's); in 1560, a memorial was again set up to him.
 
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