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Thomas Salzman, a sheath maker in Strasbourg, Alsace, was put to death by beheading in 1527 on a charge of denying the deity of Christ. In his trial he approved of "the plans of the Anabaptists," but it is not known that he belonged to an Anabaptist group.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 19.

Rohrich, T. W. "Zur Geschichte der strassburgischen Wiedertäufer." Zeitschrift für historische Theologie (1860): 14, 30.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1959

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Hege, Christian. "Salzman, Thomas (d. 1527)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Nov 2015.,_Thomas_(d._1527)&oldid=93445.

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