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Hans Zimerawer (Zimmerawer, Zimmerawuer, Simmerauer) was an Anabaptist martyr who was beheaded in 1540 at Schwatz in the Inn Valley in Tyrol. He was the author of several hymns (according to the Chronik); Wolkan identifies the hymn "In Gotten Namen hebn wir an" (Ausbund, No. 121) as one of his.

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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: II, 51.

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: 455. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 40.

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943: 223.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Zimerawer, Hans (d. 1540)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zimerawer,_Hans_(d._1540)&oldid=96940.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Zimerawer, Hans (d. 1540). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zimerawer,_Hans_(d._1540)&oldid=96940.




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