Kobylí (Okres Břeclav, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)

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Kobylí (Kobelitz, Kobelic), was a village between Auspitz (Hustopece) and Chaykovitz in southern Moravia, where the Anabaptists began to live on Lipa territory (see Kromau) in 1589. In the Bocskay war this Bruderhof as well as the one in nearby Paraditz was burned down by the invading enemy (July 1605), In 1616 a spark set fire to the rebuilt house and reduced to ashes the part used by the coopers, masons, and carpenters. Kobelitz suffered more than other Hutterite settlements in the rebellion. By mid-October it had been plundered six times. Dampierre's troops lodged here two days (11 and 12 October ), broke down all the doors, chests, and drawers, chopped up the filled wine barrels, stole the brewing pans and the kettles as well as all the tools, even the smiths' bellows, and dragged away all the bedding, linens, and cloth supplies in addition to the big clock and bells, a total of 70 wagonloads of booty. Finally they killed a brother and burned down the school. In March 1620 Polish troops again plundered the scarcely rebuilt house, and in December all the inhabitants had to flee to escape the inhuman cruelties of the passing troops. They had scarcely returned, when they were again robbed by the imperial troops; this was repeated so often in a short time that "nothing was left in the house." In October the imperial troops dug up all the money and other goods the Hutterites had buried. The expulsion of 1622 put an end to this martyrdom, as well as to the settlement itself.


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Author(s) Paul Dedic
Date Published 1957

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Dedic, Paul. "Kobylí (Okres Břeclav, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 18 Sep 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kobyl%C3%AD_(Okres_B%C5%99eclav,_Jihomoravsk%C3%BD_kraj,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=145592.

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Dedic, Paul. (1957). Kobylí (Okres Břeclav, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kobyl%C3%AD_(Okres_B%C5%99eclav,_Jihomoravsk%C3%BD_kraj,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=145592.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 210. All rights reserved.

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