Gabriel Bethlen (de Iktár) (Hungarian: Bethlen Gábor
, Romanian: Gabriel Bethlen
, German: Gabriel Bethlen von Iktár
(1580-15 November 1629), of an old line of Hungarian Protestants, was in 1613 chosen prince of Transylvania
, and in 1621 king of Hungary
, but declined this honor in the treaty of 1622 with Austria
. He was a patron of the Moravian Hutterites
, whose thoroughness in farming and in handicraft he had learned to know and appreciate. He aided the exiles from Moravia
, and settled some of them on his estates in Alwinz
. Antal Aldasy, professor at the university of Budapest, published the contract (Latin) between Bethlen Gabor and the Hutterian Brethren settling in Transylvania.
Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 28 (1931): 241.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 213.
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Neff, Christian. "Bethlen Gábor (1580-1629)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 20 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethlen_G%C3%A1bor_(1580-1629)&oldid=118855.
Neff, Christian. (1953). Bethlen Gábor (1580-1629). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethlen_G%C3%A1bor_(1580-1629)&oldid=118855.
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