Landis, Felix (d. ca. 1642)

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Felix Landis, a son of the martyr Hans Landis a member of the Anabaptist congregation at Horgerberg, canton of Zürich, Switzerland, was held with his wife Adelheid Egli in the Ortenbach prison in Zürich with inhumane treatment until death released him from his suffering about 1642. His wife languished in prison for four years before she managed to escape. But her household had been destroyed, her children given to strangers, house and furniture sold, and the proceeds of 5,000 florins confiscated.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: II, 821.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 1120. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 612.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 281. All rights reserved.

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