Frell, Georg (16th century)
Georg Frell, a Swiss Anabaptist leader and bookseller at Chur, Grisons in the second half of the 16th century. In the 1560s he was called to account by Reformed clergyman Johannes Fabricius for selling Anabaptist books. The affair caused a sharp debate among the authorities on the right of government to compel dissenters to accept doctrine contrary to their conscience. The dispute involved the Reformed leaders Egli, Gantner, and Bullinger. Frell is described as a "quiet, religiously thoughtful" man. Charged with both Anabaptist and Schwenckfeld heresy, he was expelled from Chur in 1570, but returned later and appeared there openly. Nothing is known concerning his later career.
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