Hans Denck
b. 1495 – d. November 27, 1527 • Martyr • Theologian
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Denck, Hans
Denck, Hans (1495–1527). One of the first Anabaptist theologians. Educated as a humanist, he was later a disciple of ⇒Oecolampadius. Convinced at last by Anabaptist preaching, in 1526 he was baptized by Balthasar ⇒Hübmaier and devoted himself to defending the Anabaptist teachings, infusing in them strong
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Denck, Hans
Denck, Hans (1495–1527)Anabaptist leader; sometimes known as the “pope” of the AnabaptistsBorn in Heybach, Bavaria (Germany), Denck was sent to the University of Ingolstadt (Germany), where by 1519 he had won a reputation as a humanist scholar (a master of the ancient languages and literature). For