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Jihlava, (German: Iglau), is a city with a population of 50,000 in 2004, in Czech Republic in the area known historically as Moravia (coordinates: 49° 24′ 1″ N, 15° 35′ 26″ E). The Anabaptist movement early gained adherents here, but through the influence of Paul Speratus, Lutheranism predominated and Anabaptism was suppressed, with actions in 1529, 1536, and 1537. However, scattered individual Anabaptists continued to be found here and toward the end of the century increased in number. The city council then took special action to suppress them, and among others arrested their leader and preacher Hans Springer in 1592, and cruelly executed him.

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Altrichter, A. "Zur Geschichte der Wiedertaufer in Iglau." Zeitschrift des deutschen Vereins für die Geschichte Mührens und Schlesiens (1928): 157 f.

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Map:Jihlava, Kraj Vysočina, Czech Republic

Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1959

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Wiswedel, Wilhelm. "Jihlava (Kraj Vysočina, Czech Republic)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Apr 2017.,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=95516.

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Wiswedel, Wilhelm. (1959). Jihlava (Kraj Vysočina, Czech Republic). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017, from,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=95516.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1096. All rights reserved.

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