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Leonhard Alexberger, an Anabaptist martyr in Upper Austria, was baptized by Hans Hut in Steyr. Since he would not recant, he was beheaded on 30 March 1528, with Hans Schützenacker, Sigmund Pentler, Matth. Pürchinger, Hans Muhr and Hans Penzenauer, upon order of King Ferdinand, and then burned.


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Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1955

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Hege, Christian. "Alexberger, Leonhard (d. 1528)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 28 May 2017.,_Leonhard_(d._1528)&oldid=74630.

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Hege, Christian. (1955). Alexberger, Leonhard (d. 1528). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 May 2017, from,_Leonhard_(d._1528)&oldid=74630.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 51. All rights reserved.

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