Mos, Wolfgang von (d. 1529)

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Wolfgang von Mos (Moser), an Anabaptist martyr, a native of Mos in the Adige Valley of Tyrol, Austria, was arrested in 1529 with seven or eight other Anabaptists, at Vill in the Adige. Each was separately examined. Wolfgang confessed that he had been taught and baptized by Michael Kürschner, who had died a martyr's death on 2 June 1529. The eight or nine brethren and sisters were executed on 16 November 1529. Wolfgang Moser was one of the two companions of Jörg vom Hause Jakob (George Blaurock?) when Jorg was imprisoned at Basel, Switzerland in February 1529. Moser was expelled from Basel, but returned in March with his wife Küngolde. He was again expelled from the city upon Urfehde, which his wife, however, refused to render. He returned to the Adige and there lost his life.


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Author(s) Elizabeth Horsch Bender
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 754. All rights reserved.

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