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K. v. Schwenckfeld had followers (“Confessors of the Glory of Christ”) in the 16th century, especially in Silesia and the county of Glatz (Kłodzko), as well as in southwestern Germany. While the Schwenckfelders in Glatz were eliminated by the Counter-Reformation, those in the southwest did not die out until the mid-17th century. Those in the Silesian principalities of Liegnitz-Brieg-Wohlau and Schweidnitz-Jauer formed larger communities, however – initially in cities and towns, afte…

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Weigelt, Horst, “Schwenckfelders”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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