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Hans Dreier, a Swiss Anabaptist martyr, a cabinetmaker, was drowned in Bern on 8 July 1529 with Hans Hausmann and Heinrich Seiler. At his cross-examination he confessed that he would adhere to his baptism; a Christian may be a member of government, but not for long; the oath is forbidden; he knew nothing about community of goods; a Christian will not let others suffer want, etc.


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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Dreier, Hans (d. 1529)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 31 May 2016.,_Hans_(d._1529)&oldid=80303.

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