Stübner, Markus Thomae (16th century)

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Markus Thomae Stübner, one of the "Zwickau prophets," the son of the owner of a bathhouse at Elsterberg in Vogtland, therefore called "Stübner" (room owner), studied theology at the University of Wittenberg. He left the university in 1521, met Nikolaus Storch and Thomas Müntzer, and enthusiastically adopted their ideas. He ac­companied Müntzer on his third journey to Bo­hemia. In Zwickau he was a zealous follower of Storch. With Storch and Thomas Drechsel he went to Wittenberg in December 1521 and was the actual spokesman in the discussions with Melanchthon. He won Martin Cellarius and Gerhard von Westerburg to their cause. In April 1522 he also had a discussion with Luther, which was, however, fruitless. A letter which he wrote to Luther from the town of Kemberg was answered by Luther with the words, "Farewell, dear Marcus." Nothing is known of Stübner's fur­ther fate.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 260.

Wappler, Paul. "Thomas Münzer in Zwickau und die Zwickauer Propheten" (Zwickau, 1908), in Wissenschaft­licher Beilag zu dem Jahresbericht das Realgymnasiums zu Zwickau, 1908.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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