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Georg Esslinger was Landprocurator of the Duke of Württemberg about 1600. His office included the collection of taxes from the Mennonites of the duchy. In 1608 he was accused of fraudulently appropriating 50,000 guilders of the Täufergut (a fund made up of income from the sale of Anabaptist property). The trial, which was held at Stuttgart, ended with Esslinger’s dismissal from office and punishment. During the trial he had misrepresented the Mennonites as being disloyal subjects.


Bossert, Gustav. Quellen zur Geschichte der Täufer, I. Band: Herzogtum Württemberg. Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte XIII. Band. Leipzig: M. Heinsius, 1930: 1444 and Index.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Esslinger, Georg (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 9 Oct 2015.,_Georg_(17th_century)&oldid=80578.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Esslinger, Georg (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 9 October 2015, from,_Georg_(17th_century)&oldid=80578.

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