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Stanislaus Hosius (Stanisław Hozjusz) was cardinal-bishop of Culm in West Prussia, Germany. He was noted for his hatred of the Protestants; he discusses Menno Simons in his book, Confutatio Prolegomenon Brentii (Antwerp, 1561). He names Hubmaier as the founder of the Anabaptist movement and ridicules the Biblical faith of Menno Simons, who seems "to surpass all his fellow believers in scholarship." He also discusses the Anabaptists in his De origine haeresium nostri (Louvain, 1559).


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1872): 89.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff.  Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 348.

Vos, Karel.  Menno Simons, 1496-1561, zijn leven en werken en zijne reformatorische denkbeelden. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1914: 322.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Hosius, Stanislaus (1504-1579)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Nov 2015.,_Stanislaus_(1504-1579)&oldid=95324.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Hosius, Stanislaus (1504-1579). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 November 2015, from,_Stanislaus_(1504-1579)&oldid=95324.

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