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Menno Simons by Jacobus Burghart 1683. Scan provided by [ Mennonite Library and Archives.] MLA Photo 2006-0138
Jacobus Burghart, a German engraver, who is supposed to have lived during the second half of the 17th century in East Friesland and of whom nothing more is known, engraved a portrait of Menno Simons in 1683 (known as the Hamburg-Altona portrait). This picture, first edited by Petrus Grooten, was widely accepted among the Mennonites. In 1889 the congregation of Hamburg-Altona procured a new edition (Kunstverlag Hermann Braams, Norden-Norderney).


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1916): 77-80.

Mennonitische Blätter (1889): 113.

Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 10 vols. Leiden, 1911-1937: v. II, 281. Available online at

Thieme, Ulrich and Felix Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols. Leipzig: Seemann, 1907-1950: v. V, 251.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Burghart, Jacobus (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 26 Jun 2017.,_Jacobus_(17th_century)&oldid=91288.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Burghart, Jacobus (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from,_Jacobus_(17th_century)&oldid=91288.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 472-473. All rights reserved.

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