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Franciscus Agricola, a priest at Sittard in the Dutch province of Limburg and a Catholic writer, attacked the Mennonites in his Ketzer-Brunn oder Grundwurtzel aller Secten (Cologne, 1583), and Confutatio Anabaptistorum Germanice. Karl Rembert (Wiedertäufer, 564) quotes an unintentionally favorable comment on the Anabaptists (quoted in translation by John Horsch, Mennonites in Europe, Scottdale, 1942, 294) which he attributes to a book by Agricola, Erster evangelischer Prozess wider allerlei grausame Irrtümer der Wiedertäufer (Cologne, 1582; 2nd ed. 1591).

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Molhuysen, P. C. and  P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 10 vols. Leiden, 1911-1937: v. III, 14-17.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Agricola, Franciscus (d. 1620)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 7 Jul 2015.,_Franciscus_(d._1620)&oldid=110286.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1955). Agricola, Franciscus (d. 1620). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 July 2015, from,_Franciscus_(d._1620)&oldid=110286.

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