Haslinger, Leonhard (d. 1528)

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Leonhard Haslinger, an Anabaptist martyr, a furrier at Wels (Upper Austria), was one of the ten Anabaptists who were put to death at Wels according to the "list of the brethren and sisters who were executed in many places for the sake of their testimony to divine truth." The first were two shoemakers, both named Wastl; on the Friday after Pentecost 1528 the following were also beheaded and then burned: Hans Neumair; Leonhard Haslinger, a furrier; Hans Steinpeck, a mason; Jörg Zacherle, a furrier of Krems; M. Perger and Jörg Kreutzinger, servants; on the following Monday two women were drowned, Barbara, Haslinger's wife, and Barbara, Zacherle's wife. A report of the captain of 8 June 1528, says, "They would not give an affidavit nor swear an oath, also rejected infant baptism, the sacrament of the altar, and the confessional, but still were not mob leaders or preachers, baptized nobody, and confessed no other covenant than that they said they wanted to desist from evil and help their neighbors as much as possible, and be obedient to the government with body and goods." Of Hans Steinpeck's wife the report says, "She is pregnant—shall be postponed until she has given birth to the child."


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Author(s) J Loserth
Date Published 1956

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