Leonhard Frick (Frijk), an Anabaptist martyr concerning whom nothing is known except the little that is given in the records of the capture and death of his companion Hans Schlaffer. Frick and Schlaffer were seized 5 or 6 December 1527 by the Schwaz-Freundsberg magistrate Sigmund Kapeller. It is not known whether Frick, like Schlaffer, was subjected to torture; it is merely known that at his trial he declared that he would not renounce his faith nor betray his brethren. Sentence was passed on both, 20 January 1528, to be carried out on 10 February. They were executed by the sword at Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria.
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