Dieteren (Limburg, Netherlands)

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Dieteren, a small town in the Dutch province of Limburg, formerly belonging to the duchy of Jülich. By about 1534 it was a center of Anabaptist activity. Jan Smeitgen and Lenart van Ysenbroek baptized here, the latter baptizing the martyrs Bartholomeus van den Berghe and his wife Mente Heynen. After a short time the Anabaptist movement was entirely extinguished here.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Dieteren (Limburg, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 21 May 2018.,_Netherlands)&oldid=63346.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Dieteren (Limburg, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 May 2018, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=63346.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 58. All rights reserved.

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