Bethlen Gábor (1580-1629)

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Gabriel Bethlen (de Iktár) (Hungarian: Bethlen Gábor, Romanian: Gabriel Bethlen, German: Gabriel Bethlen von Iktár (1580-15 November 1629), of an old line of Hungarian Protestants, was in 1613 chosen prince of Transylvania, and in 1621 king of Hungary, but declined this honor in the treaty of 1622 with Austria. He was a patron of the Moravian Hutterites, whose thoroughness in farming and in handicraft he had learned to know and appreciate. He aided the exiles from Moravia, and settled some of them on his estates in Alwinz. Antal Aldasy, professor at the university of Budapest, published the contract (Latin) between Bethlen Gabor and the Hutterian Brethren settling in Transylvania.


Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 28 (1931): 241.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 213.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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