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Hans Beck (Beckenknecht in Keller, Apostel, 221), from Basel, took part in the Martyrs’ Synod at Augsburg (20 August 1527). With Hans Denck and Gregor Maler he was delegated as emissary to the Anabaptists in Basel and Zürich regions. Concerning his personality and work there are no records.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 148.

Keller, Ludwig. Ein Apostel der Wiedertäufer. Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1882.

Röhrich, T. W. Zur Geschichte der strassburgischen Wiedertäufer in den Jahren 1527 bis 1543 : aus den Vergichtbüchern und andern archivalischen Germany?: Zeitschrift für die historische Theologie, 1860: 33.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1953

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Hege, Christian. "Beck, Hans (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 May 2016.,_Hans_(16th_century)&oldid=75285.

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Hege, Christian. (1953). Beck, Hans (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 May 2016, from,_Hans_(16th_century)&oldid=75285.

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