Fürst, Lorenz (d. 1529)
Lorenz Fürst, of Bülach, Switzerland, was an Anabaptist martyr. Because he taught that "neither the flesh nor the blood of Christ is in the Mass," and said that "he had permitted himself to be rebaptized, and Conrad had baptized him at Wasserberg, and he counted infant baptism as naught, but as false and of no value," he was sentenced on 17 August 1529, at Zug in Switzerland, to be executed by being cast into the sea with bound hands and feet.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 21.
Nitsche, Richard. Geschichte der Wiedertäufer in der Schweiz zur Reformationszeit. Einsiedeln [Switzerland]: Gebr. Carl & Nicolaus Benziger, 1885: 97-98.
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