Langenfeld (Freistaat Bayern, Germany)

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Langenfeld, a village in Bavaria (Middle Franconia), Germany, is located near Scheinfeld, between Würzburg and Nürnberg, where the Anabaptist movement found followers in the 16th century just as in the adjacent villages of the Steigerwald (Iphofen, Sulzfeld near Kitzingen, and Diespeck near Neustadt a. A.). Jörg von Passau (also called Nespitzer), who was sent out as an evangelist by the Anabaptist synod (see Martyr Synod) at Augsburg (20 August 1527), worked here as a preacher 1527-1530. According to Jörg, he was not executed in Bamberg (ML I, 115), but recanted in Ansbach in the face of an expected death sentence.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 115; II, 617.

Jörg, J. E.  Deutschland in der Revolutionsperiode 1526-1528. Freiburg: 1851.

Schornbaum, Karl. Quellen zur Geschichte der Täufer, V. Band (Bayern, II. Abteilung) Gütersloh: C. Bertelsmann, 1951: 112, 197.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1957

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