Matrei (Tyrol, Austria)

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Matrei isa village in Tyrol, Austria, located between Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass, where the Anabaptist movement found many adherents in the 16th century. Many of them immigrated to Moravia. In 1544 two persons who knew the plan of an Anabaptist family to migrate but did not reveal it were fined 50 florins. Others were called to account for sheltering and feeding Anabaptists. A considerable emigration to Moravia took place in 1560.

See Hans Mandl.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 59.

Loesche, G. Archivalische Beiträge zur Geschischte des Täufertums und des Protestantismus in Tirol. Vienna, 1926: 30.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1957

Cite This Article

MLA style

Hege, Christian. "Matrei (Tyrol, Austria)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 1 Jun 2020.,_Austria)&oldid=144352.

APA style

Hege, Christian. (1957). Matrei (Tyrol, Austria). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 June 2020, from,_Austria)&oldid=144352.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 538. All rights reserved.

©1996-2020 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.