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Ruhlemann Friedrich Eylert, born 5 April 1770, died 3 February 1852, was Lutheran bishop and court chaplain at Potsdam, Prussia, and spiritual counselor of Frederick William III of Prussia. He gives the Mennonites friendly treatment in his book, Charakterzüge und historische Fragmente aus dem Leben des Königs von Preussen Friedrich Wilhelm III. Gesammelt nach eigenen Beobachtungen und herausgegeben von R. Fr. Eylert (Magdeburg, 1844). Unfortunately the partly imaginary tale of the Mennonite youth who took part in the Wars of Liberation (1813-1815) and was consequently excommunicated for violation of the principle of nonresistance furnished the material for Wildenbruch's drama <em>Der Menonit</em>.

See Literature, Mennonites in


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 623.

Mennonitische Blätter (1884): 17-20.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Eylert, Ruhlemann Friedrich (1770-1852)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Apr 2017.,_Ruhlemann_Friedrich_(1770-1852)&oldid=80648.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Eylert, Ruhlemann Friedrich (1770-1852). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017, from,_Ruhlemann_Friedrich_(1770-1852)&oldid=80648.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 282. All rights reserved.

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