(d. after 1536),
Anabaptist. He became leader of the Zwickau Prophets during T. Müntzer's stay in the city (1520–21). After the defeat of the rebels in the Peasants' War, he emerged as a leader of an Anabaptist sect in N. Franconia. In 1536 he was rumoured to be again in Zwickau. His teaching was spiritualist, with a chiliastic expectation of the imminent purification of the Church.
Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).