FAGIUS, fāgi-us (PHAGIUS, BÜCHLEIN), PAULUS: German theologian; b. at Rheinzabern (9 m. s.e. of Landau), Rhenish Bavaria, 1504; d. at Cambridge, England, Nov. 13, 1549. He studied at Heidelberg (1515) and at Strasburg (1522), where Capito taught him Hebrew; he became rector of the school at Isny, 1527; was a student of theology at Strasburg, 1535; returned as Evangelical pastor to Isny, 1537, and became pupil in Hebrew of Elias Levita; he succeeded Capito as pastor and theological professor in Strasburg, 1542. Violently opposed to the Interim when it was introduced (1549), he accepted Cranmer's invitation to come to England and became professor of Hebrew at Cambridge and soon died of a fever. Under Queen Mary his and Butzer's bones were exhumed and burned (Feb. 6, 1557) and their university honors were taken from them; but Queen Elizabeth ordered that the university formally restore to them their honors (July 22, 1560; cf. Foxe, Arts and Monuments, ed. Townsend, viii. 282-295, and A brief Treatise concerning the Burning of Bucer and Phagius with their Restitution, London, 1562). Fagius had a great reputation as a Hebrew scholar and his publications are upon Old Testament exegesis and Hebrew philology. In the bibliography of his writings in La France protestante, iii. 71 sqq., also in Strype's Memorials of Archbishop Cranmer, p. 845, twenty-three works are cited, but none has any present interest.