Pasensner von Jesenwang, Martin (16th century)

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Martin Pasensner von Jesenwang, ducal inquisitor in Bavaria, Germany in 1527. Along the Lech regular hunts had been made (for example by the bailiff of Esting according to a report of 2 December 1527), before Martin Pasensner von Jesenwang received the commission, in the spirit of the simultaneous decision of the Swabian League, to hunt down the Anabaptists throughout the country by means of spies and put them into prison; and all officials were instructed to support him. In Bavaria as elsewhere the Anabaptists brought in received no trial, but "the sentence was read at once and the execution followed," for "the secular law is in this case louder."


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 697; v. III, 335.

Jörg, J. E. Deutschland in der Revolutions-Periode 1522-1526. Freiburg, 1851: 721.

Winter, V. A. Gesch. der bayrischen Wiedertäufer im 16. Jahrhundert. Munich, 1809: 29 f., and 177.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 121. All rights reserved.

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