From GAMEO
Revision as of 22:15, 19 January 2014 by RichardThiessen (Talk | contribs)


Jump to: navigation, search

Friedrich Pretscher, an Anabaptist martyr, a cleric at Nordheim in Franconia, South Germany. Pret­scher had previously been a monk but, perhaps out of sympathy for his brother Martin Luther, he left the monastery. On a suspicion that Pretscher was an Anabaptist, the Bishop of Würzburg had him arrested on 17 February 1528, and taken to Würzburg. George, Margrave of Brandenburg, having heard of his arrest through the magistrate of Kottenheim, in­terceded for him and a lengthy correspondence en­sued, in which the bishop asserted that according to the testimony of two executed Anabaptists as well as his own confession Pretscher was guilty of perform­ing adult baptisms. Thereupon the margrave with­drew his petition for clemency. Pretscher was put to death on 15 April 1528.

Bibliography

Clauss, H. "Kleine Beiträge zur Geschichte der Wiedertäufer in Franken." Zeitschrift für bayrische kirchengeschichte  XVI. Erlangen, 1941: 174.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 394.

Schornbaum, Karl. Quellen zur Geschichte der Wiedertäufer, II. Band: Markgraftum Brandenburg. (Bayern I. Abteilung). Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte XVI. Band. Leipzig: M. Heinsius Nachfolger, 1934.

Schornbaum, Karl. "Zur Einführung der Reformation in die Herrschaft Schwarzenberg." Jahresbericht des Historischen Vereins für Mittelfranken No. 58. Ansbach, 1911: 136 f.


Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1959


Cite This Article

MLA style

Wiswedel, Wilhelm. "Pretscher, Friedrich (d. 1528)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pretscher,_Friedrich_(d._1528)&oldid=106079.

APA style

Wiswedel, Wilhelm. (1959). Pretscher, Friedrich (d. 1528). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pretscher,_Friedrich_(d._1528)&oldid=106079.




Hpbuttns.gif
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 217. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


©1996-2014 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.