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Hans Heher was an Anabaptist martyr, a cobbler, the treasurer of his congregation at Steyr, captured in 1527 and released after recanting. When he returned to his faith he was sentenced to three months in prison. But King Ferdinand insisted on a death sentence. Heher was accordingly executed in May 1528.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 273.

Nicoladoni, Alexander. Johannes Bünderlin von Linz und die oberösterreichischen Täufergemeinden in den Jahren 1525-1531. Berlin: R. Gaertner, Hermann Heyfelder, 1893: 84 f.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Heher, Hans (d. 1528)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 13 Oct 2015.,_Hans_(d._1528)&oldid=95159.

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