Bernhardus (d. 1530?)

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Bernhardus, an Anabaptist leader in Franconia, who probably suffered a martyr's death in 1530. In 1524 he was already preaching and baptizing around Coburg. He was apparently well educated. Nothing else is known about him.


Hefte der Comeniusgesellschaft 9 (1900): 184.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 197.

Jacobs, Eduard. Die Wiedertäufer am Harz. Wernigerode: Selbstverlag des Vereins, in Kommission bei H.C. Huch in Quedlinburg, 1899.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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