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Johannes Assuerus Ampsinck was a Reformed minister at Ootmarsum and Haarlem, North Holland, who later became an army chaplain. He was the author of several works, which severely attacked the Mennonites. Of importance is Eenighe Propositien nopende de kerckelijcke discipline, . . . (Haarlem, 1590). Pages 129 to 140 dealt with the "Tyrannije der Vlaemsche Wederdooperen." On pages 141 to 187 the book contained a "Copie van een geschrift ghesonden van sommighe Vriezen aen den Vlamingen." This letter was lost on the streets of Haarlem by a brother from Franeker (July 1589) and fell into Ampsinck's hands. It contained a number of charges made by the Frisians against the Flemish and therefore served Ampsinck as evidence of "Flemish tyranny."


Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 175, 182, 185, 187.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Het protestantsche vaderland: biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche godgeleerden in Nederland, 8 vols. Utrecht, 1903-1918: v. I, 147-153.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Ampsinck, Johannes Assuerus (ca. 1560-1642)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 27 Feb 2015.,_Johannes_Assuerus_(ca._1560-1642)&oldid=90845.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1955). Ampsinck, Johannes Assuerus (ca. 1560-1642). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2015, from,_Johannes_Assuerus_(ca._1560-1642)&oldid=90845.

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