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Goechjen Jans (Ghoechgen Jans van Slubich), a Dutch Anabaptist martyr, originally from Lubik near Gouda, Dutch province of South Holland (not Lübeck in Germany), was arrested at Amsterdam and drowned there on 21 or 22 April (van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror, erroneously 15 April) together with 10 other Anabaptist women. Particulars are lacking.

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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: II, 413.

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: 764. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Grosheide, Greta. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der Anabaptisten in Amsterdam. Hilversum: J. Schipper, Jr., 1938: 62, 305.

"Verhooren en Vonissen der Wederdoopers, betrokken bij de aanslagen op Amsterdam in 1534 en 1535." Bijdragen en Mededeelingen van het Historisch Genootschap 41 (1920): 67, 70.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Goechjen Jans (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 29 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goechjen_Jans_(d._1535)&oldid=129461.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Goechjen Jans (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goechjen_Jans_(d._1535)&oldid=129461.




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