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Konrad Sachs (Sax, Sass), a cooper in Stuttgart, Germany, was the delegate of the city of Stuttgart to the Württemberg assembly of the peasants on the Wunnenstein and at Bietigheim in the Peasants' War of 1525. After the Peasants' War he became an Anabaptist and was presumably a leader of the South German Anabaptists by 1530, when he baptized Barbara Löffler, the wife of a shoemaker in Stuttgart. He found shelter with Konrad Thumb of Neuburg, Württemberg, in his village of Stettin in the Remstal, where Schwenckfelders and Jews were also admitted and where the Schwenckfelder Burkhard Schilling was the pastor. He worked at his trade in Stuttgart and is called the leader (Vorsteher) of the Swiss Brethren in 1539 and 1545, and won a large following in the vicinity of Stuttgart and Esslingen. Nothing is known of the close of his life.

Bibliography

Bossert, Gustav. Quellen zur Geschichte der Täufer I. Band, Herzogtum Württemberg. Leipzig: M. Heinsius, 1930: 1048.

Württembergisches Jahrbuch für Statistik und Landeskunde 1923-24: 100.


Author(s) Gustav Bossert
Date Published 1959


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Bossert, Gustav. "Sachs, Konrad (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sachs,_Konrad_(16th_century)&oldid=77317.

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Bossert, Gustav. (1959). Sachs, Konrad (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sachs,_Konrad_(16th_century)&oldid=77317.




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