Egli, Jakob (d. ca. 1640)

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Jakob Egli, an Anabaptist of Grüningen in the Swiss canton of Zürich, who was seized in 1639 and held in chains for 70 weeks in the convent dungeon at Oethenbach, which caused his death. His farm was rented for an annual fee of 500 guilders, which were put into the state treasury.


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, 814

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: 1113. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 509.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Egli, Jakob (d. ca. 1640). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 January 2022, from,_Jakob_(d._ca._1640)&oldid=169704.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 164. All rights reserved.

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