Dreier, Hans (d. 1529)

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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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Quervain, Theodor de. Kirchliche und soziale Zustände in Bern unmittelbar nach der Einführung der Reformation, 1528-1536. Bern: G. Grunau, 1906: 151.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Dreier, Hans (d. 1529)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Apr 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dreier,_Hans_(d._1529)&oldid=80303.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Dreier, Hans (d. 1529). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dreier,_Hans_(d._1529)&oldid=80303.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 99. All rights reserved.

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