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Fliesteden, Peter
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(von; after 1500, Fliesteden near Cologne – Sep 28, 1529, Melaten near Cologne). Fliesteden, who cannot be more precisely identified biographically, was a typical proponent of the Reformation as an anti-clerical lay movement. He was imprisoned in 1527, after he demonstratively expressed the Reformation critique of the understanding of the mass as a sacrifice in the Cologne Cathedral by spitting during the elevation of the host. In the subsequent trial, he announced his resolute re…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Fliesteden, Peter”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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