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Lienhard Jost of Illkirch, an Anabaptist of Strasbourg, was a follower of Melchior Hoffman. He proclaimed himself a prophet; his first wife, Ursula, was also a prophetess in the group. Their history had not yet been uncovered in the 1950s.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 436.

Hulshof, A. Geschiedenis van de Doopsgezinden te Straatsburgvan 1525-1557. Amsterdam, 1905: 173, 199, note 204.

Zur Linden, Friedrich Otto. Melchior Hofmann, ein Prophet der Wiedertaufer: mit neun Beilagen. Haarlem : De Erven F. Bohn, 1885: 310 ff.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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Neff, Christian. "Jost, Lienhard (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Nov 2015.,_Lienhard_(16th_century)&oldid=92182.

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Jost, Lienhard (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 November 2015, from,_Lienhard_(16th_century)&oldid=92182.

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