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Mekhior Vet, an Anabaptist martyr, a friend and traveling companion of Georg (Jorg) Blaurock. He was burned at the stake at Dracha "in the time of Michael Sattler," i.e., in 1527. The Hutterite Chron­ik calls him Veit and says that he was burned at Ettach (Switzerland?).

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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: 4.

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: 416.

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943: 48.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Vet, Mekhior (d. 1527)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vet,_Mekhior_(d._1527)&oldid=110041.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Vet, Mekhior (d. 1527). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vet,_Mekhior_(d._1527)&oldid=110041.




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