Huber, Hans (d. 1542?)

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Hans Huber, an Anabaptist martyr of Braunöken (probably Brauneck in Upper Bavaria, Germany), a cobbler, was seized at Wasserburg on the Inn in 1542 under Baron von Oettingen, having been recognized as an Anabaptist. All attempts to move him from his faith were futile; he was sentenced to death by fire. Even in the face of the terrible torture he remained true to his confession. On the fagots, when his hair and beard were already singed off, he was once more offered freedom if he would return to the Catholic Church. But he refused this pardon and died a martyr.


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Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 466. Available online at:

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Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1956

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 824-825. All rights reserved.

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