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Ried im Innkreis, a town (population of 12,000 in 1959; 11,511 in 2005) in Upper Austria, until 1779 and again in 1810-16 belonging to Bavaria. Anabaptism came to Ried in the early days of the movement. Wolfgang Brandhuber, of Passau, had won a group here for the Anabaptist cause in 1528. In the 1530s the Philippites settled here after their withdrawal from Moravia; Riedemann visited them in Ried. But in the early 1540s they disappeared from the town. Hutterite missioners were martyrs here: Hans Blüetl 1545, Hans Aichner 1585, Georg Bruckmaier 1585, Wolf Rauffer 1585, Marcus Eder 1605, Hänsel Poltzinger 1605.

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Beck, Josef. Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn. Vienna, 1883; reprinted Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1967.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 500.

Meindl, Konrad. Geschichte der Stadt Ried in Oberösterreich. Munich, 1899.

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943.


Author(s) Ernst Crous
Date Published 1959


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Crous, Ernst. "Ried im Innkreis (Oberösterreich, Austria)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ried_im_Innkreis_(Ober%C3%B6sterreich,_Austria)&oldid=96236.

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Crous, Ernst. (1959). Ried im Innkreis (Oberösterreich, Austria). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ried_im_Innkreis_(Ober%C3%B6sterreich,_Austria)&oldid=96236.




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