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Burckhart Braitenstainer was a Hutterite preacher in Moravia who was ordained 24 March 1608. He wrote the song, "Billich heb ich zu singen an, dan ich herzlich verlangen han." Nothing further is known about him.


Beck, Josef. Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn. Vienna, 1883; reprinted Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1967: 355.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 253.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 241.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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Neff, Christian. "Braitenstainer, Burckhart (16th/17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 8 Jul 2015.,_Burckhart_(16th/17th_century)&oldid=75942.

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Braitenstainer, Burckhart (16th/17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 8 July 2015, from,_Burckhart_(16th/17th_century)&oldid=75942.

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