Philip Koffler was an Anabaptist martyr of Vill in Tyrol, Austria, seized in Kaltern at the end of 1532. In the face of death he begged for mercy, but refused it at the price of recantation, and was condemned to death. He is frequently mentioned in Jakob Hutter's letters. In his house Georg Frick who was later put to death for his faith, and others were baptized by Benedict (Gampner), a former chaplain of Bruneck in Tyrol, who joined the Anabaptists in the middle of 1529, and who took charge of George Blaurock's group in Vill and Tramin when Blaurock was captured.
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