Thumb von Neuburg, Hans Konrad (d. 1555)
Hans Konrad Thumb von Neuburg (d. 1555), hereditary marshal of Württemberg, a friend of the Anabaptists in Württemberg and of Caspar von Schwenckfeld, indeed related to him. He and his brother Hans Friedrich (Obervogt in Kirchheim and Teck) accepted the Anabaptists into their villages, viz., in Stetten. There in 1539-1544 Hans Konrad sheltered a leader of the Anabaptists, Konrad Sax, employing him as a cooper. For a long time Burkhard Schilling was active as pastor in Stetten and gained adherents there for Schwenckfeld. In 1544 Hans Konrad was removed from his office of hereditary marshal and fell into disfavor with Duke Ulrich. The chief charge against him was his favoring of the Anabaptists and Schwenckfelders, and permitting them to live on his estate Korntal. Until 1544 he constituted an element of unrest in Württemberg; it was impossible to oppose him since he had won the duke to his side. Not until the reform party succeeded in making him disliked at the court could the Reformation be carried out successfully.
Bossert, Gustav. Quellen zur Geschichte der Täufer I. Band, Herzogtum Württemberg. Leipzig: M. Heinsius, 1930: 1167.
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