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Pieter Colijn (Colyn) was a burgomaster of Amsterdam who protected the Anabaptists about 1535 and is said to have belonged to them, which is, however, an error; he likely was a Sacramentist. He was killed by an Anabaptist uprising in May 1535, despite his earlier friendly attitude to them.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 195; (1919): 172, 174.

Klötzer, Ralf. "The Melchiorites and Münster" in Roth, John D, and James M. Stayer, eds. A Companion to Anabaptism and Spiritualism, 1521-1700. Leiden: Brill, 2007: 224.

Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis der  Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: 135, 177, 129.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Sam Steiner
Date Published December 2011


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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Sam Steiner. "Colijn, Pieter (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2011. Web. 30 Jun 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Colijn,_Pieter_(d._1535)&oldid=110776.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Sam Steiner. (December 2011). Colijn, Pieter (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 June 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Colijn,_Pieter_(d._1535)&oldid=110776.




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