Riemer, Hans (16th century)

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Hans Riemer (Rinner), a tailor of Altenbergen, Gotha district of Thuringia, was arrested as an Anabaptist in Reinhardsbrunn in 1530, but recanted and was released. Nevertheless in 1532 he allowed himself to be baptized by Jakob Schmiedeknecht in a barn. In 1533 he was arrested and on July 7 cross-examined by Friedrich Myconius at Gotha. Concerning baptism and communion his answers followed the Anabaptist concepts. But in his attack on the Lutherans he accused Luther of having dethroned the pope and seated himself on the throne. When he was thereupon, upon command of Electoral Prince John Frederick of Saxony, sentenced to death as an Anabaptist and Sacramentist in accord with the mandate of Speyer of 1529, he recanted again.


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Author(s) Ernst Crous
Date Published 1959

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