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Jacob Hutter was an Anabaptist leader and founder of the Hutterian Brethren. Born in the County of Tyrol, which today is Italy, Jacob Hutter converted to Anabaptism, and formed several small congregations in the Tyrol. When the Anabaptists were persecuted in the Tyrol, beginning in 1529, he facilitated the emigration of his congregations to Moravia, which was more tolerant to their faith. However, the Moravian government expelled the Anabaptists in 1535, and Hutter returned to the Tyrol, where he was arrested and burned at the stake in 1536.



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