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Matthijs Jansz Balen (Matthys Balen), born 1 October 1611, was a member of the Dordrecht Mennonite congregation. He wrote Beschrijvinge der Stadt Dordrecht (Descriptions of the City of Dordrecht), printed in 1677, which is considered a model of contemporary local historiography. He died in Dordrecht on 30 March 1691.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1862): 106.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Balen, Matthijs Jansz (1611-1691)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 30 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Balen,_Matthijs_Jansz_(1611-1691)&oldid=75102.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1955). Balen, Matthijs Jansz (1611-1691). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Balen,_Matthijs_Jansz_(1611-1691)&oldid=75102.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 215. All rights reserved.


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