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Stiefel, Esajas

(Stiffel; Stefel; 1556/64–1626). B. Langensalza, Ger.; merchant; wine seller in Langensalza; fanatic 1604; ran afoul of religious and civil authorities; arrested; put into solitary confinement; recanted and released 1606; moved to Erfurt, then to Gispersleben; wrote fanatic treatises; arrested and released at various times and places; died under light custody while hospitalized in Erfurt. Championed Tritheism.* LP

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