Greif, Hans (16th century)

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Hans Greif, an Anabaptist emissary, was a beltmaker and citizen of Salzburg, Austria. He was baptized by Leonhard Schiemer, and sent out by Hans Hut in 1527 to preach the Gospel. But he was soon captured by the Salzburg authorities. His fate is not known. The frequent and sometimes sharpened mandates of the Archbishop of Salzburg against the Anabaptists lead to the surmise that he died a martyr.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 170.

"Zur Geschichte der Wiedertäufer in Oberösterreich und speziell in Freistadt." 47. Bericht über das Museum Francisco-Carolinum. Linz, 1889.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1956

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