Missel, Hans (d. 1571)

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Decapitation of Hans Misel, Warthausen, 1571.
Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs <br/> Mirror, v. 2, p. 561 of Dutch edition.
Source: Rijksmuseum.

Hans Missel, an Anabaptist martyr, still a young man, was betrayed and arrested at Langenschemmern in the Biberach district of Württemberg, Germany, and was taken to Warthausen and beheaded on 13 December 1571. He went to his death with joy. The executioner testified of him, "This man is better than all of us together." His suffering is described in the song, "Merkt auf, ihr gelibten Brüdermein," found in Lieder der Hutterischen Brüder and in Liliencron's anthology.


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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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Neff, Christian. "Missel, Hans (d. 1571)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 Oct 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Missel,_Hans_(d._1571)&oldid=146625.

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Missel, Hans (d. 1571). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Missel,_Hans_(d._1571)&oldid=146625.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 708. All rights reserved.

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