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Marx (Marcx) Mayer, an early Anabaptist leader from Alterlangen near Nürnberg in Germany, about whose Anabaptist activity not much is known. In August 1527 he was with many other leaders at the Martyrs' Synod at Augsburg. In June 1530 he was arrested at Creglingen near Ansbach, Germany, but he recanted and was released. Soon after he joined the sect of the Puschenhamers and was beheaded on 6 July 1531.

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Schornbaum, Karl. Quellen zur Geschichte der Wiedertäufer II. Band, Markgraftum Brandenburg. (Bayern I. Abteilung). Leipzig: M. Heinsius Nachfolger, 1934: 189, 191, 327-329.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Mayer, Marx (d. 1531)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mayer,_Marx_(d._1531)&oldid=89523.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Mayer, Marx (d. 1531). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mayer,_Marx_(d._1531)&oldid=89523.




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