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Elisabeth Bachmann, an Anabaptist martyr, was seized in Zürich in 1643 with two fellow believers, Elssa Bethezai and Sara Wanry. They remained steadfast in their faith and ended their lives in prison after enduring much want, misery, and wretchedness.

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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: Part II, 822.

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. I, 101 f.

Author(s) Otto Hege
Date Published 1955

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Hege, Otto. "Bachmann, Elisabeth (d. 1643?)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 24 Oct 2016.,_Elisabeth_(d._1643%3F)&oldid=129122.

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Hege, Otto. (1955). Bachmann, Elisabeth (d. 1643?). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2016, from,_Elisabeth_(d._1643%3F)&oldid=129122.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 204. All rights reserved.

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