Kurtatsch (Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Kurtatsch (Italian Cortaccia) is located in the Eisack Valley in Tyrol, Austria (now Italy). It is one of the places where Georg Blaurock was active after his exile from Zürich. Here he took the place of the leader Michael Kürschner, who was in prison in Kitzbühel. In Kurtatsch Anabaptism had spread as early as 1528; in 1529 its adherents, with the exception of the leaders, were punished for leaving the church by being publicly beaten and banished (Loesche, 36). Blaurock proclaimed the Gospel here in July 1529 with outstanding success. But in August he was caught by bailiff Prell, held prisoner in Gufidaun castle (Loserth, 486), and burned at the stake on 6 September 1529 at Klausen.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 602 f.
Loesche, G. Archivalische Beitrage zur Geschichte des Taufertums und des Protestantismus in Tirol. 1926.
Loserth, Johann. Der Anabaptismus in Tirol. Vienna: F. Tempsky, 1892.
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