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George Blaurock

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Bonaduz, Imboden District, Grisons, Switzerland
Death: September 6, 1529 (38)
Chiusa, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy
Occupation: evangelise
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About George Blaurock

Jörg vom Haus Jacob (Georg Cajacob, or George of the House of Jacob), commonly known as George Blaurock[1] (c. 1491 – September 6, 1529), with Conrad Grebel and Felix Manz, was co-founder of the Swiss Brethren in Zürich, and thereby one of the founders of Anabaptism.

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The Swiss Brethren are a branch of Anabaptism that started in Zürich, spread to nearby cities and towns, and then was exported to neighboring countries.[1]:62 Today's Swiss Mennonite Conference can be traced to the Swiss Brethren.

In 1525, Felix Manz, Conrad Grebel, George Blaurock and other radical evangelical reformers broke from Ulrich Zwingli and formed a new group because they felt reforms were not moving fast enough.

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George Blaurock's Timeline

1491
1491
Bonaduz, Imboden District, Grisons, Switzerland
1529
September 6, 1529
Age 38
Chiusa, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy