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Capture of Hans Smit, Hendrik Adamsz, Hans Bek, Matthijs Smit, Dileman Snijder, and 7 others, Aachen, 1558. Engraving by Jan Luiken in , v. 2, p. 209 of Dutch edition. Scan provided by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library and Archives]
Mathias (Matthias) Schmidt, a Hutterite martyr, a preacher and missioner, who was arrested with Hans Schmid (Raiffer) and ten other Anabaptists at Aachen in 1558 and put to death on 4 January 1559, with Tillmann Schneider. Two songs by Matthias Schmidt have been preserved: "Merkt auf, ihr Völker, alle gleich in diesen letzten Zeiten," and "Wacht auf, ihr Streiter, Kämpfer, ihr Kinder Gottes rein."

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Schmidt, Mathias (d. 1559)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schmidt,_Mathias_(d._1559)&oldid=93513.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Schmidt, Mathias (d. 1559). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schmidt,_Mathias_(d._1559)&oldid=93513.




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