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Leonhard Schneider, an Anabaptist martyr of Kaufbeuren, Germany, was seized with Hans Staudach, Anthoni Keim, and Blasius Beck en route to Moravia on 3 August 1546. They were taken to Vienna and beheaded on 22 November 1546. Their death is commemorated in two hymns written by Wolf Sailer and Hans Gurtzham.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685. Part II: 74.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 475. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Schneider, Leonhard (d. 1546)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 2 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schneider,_Leonhard_(d._1546)&oldid=93526.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Schneider, Leonhard (d. 1546). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schneider,_Leonhard_(d._1546)&oldid=93526.




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