Historical Who is Who

MUNZER, Thomas

1489 - 1525


A radical Protestant social reformer, influenced by Martin Luther and Jan Hus. His stance was increasingly revolutionary in its challenge to institutional authorities in a succession of different towns across Germany. Styling himself a ‘new Daniel’, empowered by the Holy Spirit he was a champion of the Peasants’ Revolt.as a Christian cause. Following its defeat, he was executed.



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