On this date in 1565 (Feb. 26th), Francesco della Sega was executed by drowning in #Venice, Italy. As a young adult, he had fallen under the influence of the antitrinitarian crowd in Venice. It is believed he was re-baptized while living in Italy. Later he heard about the #Hutterites and traveled to Moravia to visit several of their settlements. He was impressed, deciding to stay and request membership. Eventually he married within the Hutterian community and became a tailor. He was captured and arrested on a return trip to Italy in 1562.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.