Hutten, Jacob, a Silesian Protestant of the sixteenth century, was founder of an Anabaptist sect called Moravian Brethren. He advocated perfect equality, and was persecuted for his declamations against the authorities. He is said to have been burnt at Innsbruck; but the evidence is not conclusive. By degrees his sect entered into communion with the Swiss Church, and in 1627 became one with it. Later on the members of a sect founded by Count Zinzendorff, pretended to be their descendants, and took their title, unitas fratrum; but the connection is very doubtful.