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Baltasar (Walser) Mair (Mayr), a Hutterite martyr, a preacher in the brotherhood, was beheaded at Walsburg in Carinthia, Austria, with two other Brethren in 1531. A song that he wrote has been lost.

Bibliography

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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: 440. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957


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Neff, Christian. "Mair, Baltasar (d. 1531)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mair,_Baltasar_(d._1531)&oldid=111320.

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Mair, Baltasar (d. 1531). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mair,_Baltasar_(d._1531)&oldid=111320.




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