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Steffen Rüegsegger (Stäffen Rüegsecker), an Anabaptist martyr, a peasant, one of the nine martyrs put to death in the canton of Bern in 1538. He was executed at Lake Thun on 8 November 1538.


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Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 377. All rights reserved.

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