HübMayer or hÜbmEyer (hüBmöR), BaltHasar

Hübmayer or Hübmeyer (Hübmör), Balthasar one of the most learned of the Anabaptists, was born at Friedberg, near Augsburg, Bavaria, in 1480. He studied theology and philosophy at Freiburg with Eck, and in 1512 went with his teacher to Ingolstadt, where he became preacher and professor. In 1516 he went to Regensburg, where his ministrations led to the expulsion of the Jews; but, having openly expressed sentiments favorable to the Reformation, he was himself obliged to leave Regensburg, and taught school for some time in Schaffhausen. In 1522 lie was appointed pastor to Waldshut, where he came under the influence of Münzer, and embraced the Anabaptist views. He wrote several works in support of his new views, more particularly upon baptism and the sacraments; but the ground which he took against his early coadjutor and intimate friend Zwingle provoked a violent reply from the latter, and caused the estrangement of the two friends. Driven to Zurich in 1525 by the Austrian persecution at Waldshut, he was branded as a heretic by Zwingle, and, after suffering imprisonment, finally fled from the Austrian territory (1526). He preached a short time at Constance, and then journeyed to Moravia. In 1528 he was arrested, probably at Brünn, by the Austrian authorities, and was burned at the stake in Vienna (March 10). His wife, who steadfastly adhered to Hübmayer's views, was imprisoned with him, and suffered martyrdom by drowning. Hübmayer is now conceded by all historians to have been a man of very exalted character, and, although a fanatic in religion, it is certain that he never favored the extreme views of some of the Anabaptists. See Brown, Memorials of

Baptist Martyrs, p. 106 sq.; Baptist Quarterly Review, 1869 (July), p. 333: Mosheim, Ch. Hist. 3, 203; Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 6, 298 sq.; Theol. Univ. Lex. 1, 372. (J. H. W.)

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