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Evert Nouts, a Dutch Anabaptist taken prisoner at Rotterdam in February 1558 together with some other members of the congregation. During his trial on 28 February he confessed that he had been baptized more than three years ago at Antwerp, Belgium by Gillis van Aken and that he had lived at Rotterdam for about three months. He was about 27 years of age. He was sentenced to death on 28 March 1558 with four other Mennonites. On the day set for the execution, when the victims had been brought up to the scaffold and one of them, Jan Hendricks, had already been strangled, an insurrection arose among the spectators. During this riot the victims, including Evert Nouts, were liberated by the insurgents. Nothing further is known about him.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: Part II: 191-94.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 574-77. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1905): 172.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 277.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Evert Nouts (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evert_Nouts_(16th_century)&oldid=80626.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Evert Nouts (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evert_Nouts_(16th_century)&oldid=80626.




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