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Paul Burckhardt (b. 9 January 1873, d. 6 May 1956) was principal of a Töchterschule at Basel. He was author of the excellent book, Die Basler Täufer. Ein Beitrag zur Schweizerischen Reformationsgeschichte (Basel, 1898), which presented an account of the Anabaptist movement in the canton of Basel until the 19th century, based on thorough research. In 1949 he published David Joris und seine Gemeinde in Basel, 106 pp., a reprint from Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde.


Basler Biographien 1 (1900).

"Burckhardt, Paul." Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz. Accessed 5 July 2007. <>

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 300.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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Neff, Christian. "Burckhardt, Paul (1873-1956)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 24 Apr 2017.,_Paul_(1873-1956)&oldid=86358.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 471. All rights reserved.

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