Jacob Cremer (d. 1535)

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Jacob Cremer (Cramer, Kremer), a Dutch Anabaptist, a native of Winsum, Dutch province of Gro­ningen. He belonged to the revolutionary wing of Anabaptism; with Antonius (Anthonie) Kistemaker he was active in the province of Groningen in 1534-1535; in East Friesland he had been in prison for a while; he also had visited Münster in 1534. He was arrested during the Anabaptist as­sault on the St. Johns monastery at Warffum in the province of Groningen and brought to the city of Groningen, where he was beheaded in April 1535.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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