Frick, Heinrich (17th century)

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Heinrich Frick (Fricken), a well-to-do and notable citizen of Zürich, Switzerland, who had been converted and become a Mennonite, in 1625 refused to serve as the military standard-bearer because it was contrary to his conscience. This refusal caused a new persecution at Zürich. Frick was imprisoned (1641) and so severely treated that he consented to attend the Reformed Church, and was released. But soon he repented, and "went back to Zürich, . . . to be confined, . . . which was done." In the meantime his two large farms and a considerable amount of money were confiscated. Then he was released, "but again apprehended, out of which bonds he escaped," and "wandered about in misery and poverty." Later Frick was allowed to emigrate to the Palatinate, Germany.


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: 1119. Available online at: (The information is not found in the Dutch edition; it was inserted in the 1780 German edition on p. 804.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Frick, Heinrich (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 19 Dec 2018.,_Heinrich_(17th_century)&oldid=81020.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Frick, Heinrich (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 December 2018, from,_Heinrich_(17th_century)&oldid=81020.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 397. All rights reserved.

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