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Simon Kob (Gobl), an Anabaptist martyr, was a member of Georg Blaurock's congregation in the Eisack Valley of Tyrol, Austria. He was seized at a meeting near Bozen in the autumn of 1529, with his wife and her sister Margarete as well as other participants. In Bozen the monk Guardian tried for three weeks to bring them back into the Catholic fold. Most of the prisoners did not yield and were put to death in Bozen, among them Kob and his wife. Their property was given to their children upon orders of King Ferdinand.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 516.

Loserth, Johann. Der Anabaptismus in Tirol. Vienna: F. Tempsky, 1892: 487, 500.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1957

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Hege, Christian. "Kob, Simon (16th Century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 21 Feb 2017.,_Simon_(16th_Century)&oldid=95571.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 210. All rights reserved.

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