Wikipedia 30 October 2015 (Johann von Staupitz, O.S.B., (ca. 1460, Motterwitz-28 December 1524, St Peter's Archabbey, Salzburg) was a theologian, university preacher, Vicar General of the Augustinian friars in Germany, who supervised Martin Luther during a critical period in that man's spiritual life. He was dean of the faculty of theology in the University of Wittenberg (founded 1502) till resigning in 1512. He became a Benedictine monk in 1522, becoming abbot of St. Peter's Archabbey in Salzburg. Although he died as a Benedictine monk and had repudiated the Reformation, he is commemorated on 8 November as a priest in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church.