Frisch, Hans (16th century)

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Hans Frisch was an Anabaptist of Horb, Württemberg, Germany, where he had been baptized by Wilhelm Reublin. From the fall of 1529 he lived in Strasbourg, Alsace. Here he was seized and subjected to cross-examination (23 November 1534) in which he made some noteworthy statements about the Anabaptists of the city: there were three branches, with the views of Hoffman, Kautz, and Reublin respectively. Frisch himself was a deacon of the Reublin congregation; and it was his duty to announce the meetings which were held in the homes of the members of the church. He had also visited the Brethren in the vicinity of the city to collect money from them. Many foreign artisans, especially from Holland, had been with them and carried on a profitable business.


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Author(s) Christian Neff
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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