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Jan Berne, a shoemaker, one of the four leaders of the Anabaptist congregation in Maastricht, Dutch province of Limburg, in whose home Henric Slachtscaep of Tongeren stayed in 1533, writ­ing "letters and other things," according to a letter written by the Duke of Jülich to the city of Maastricht, 16 July 1533. In 1527 Jan Berne had been in court for "Lutheranism"; he was reading (said the charge) forbidden books. He was released upon a public church confession. One and one-half years later he was again in prison, with Jan van den Bosch. In 1532 he had been charged with blasphemy against the holy sacrament; in March 1533 he was accused of holding secret conferences. In 1535 he fled from the city with his wife. Nothing more is known of him.

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Bax, W., Het Protestantisme in het bisdom Luik. The Hague, 1937: I, 79-81 and passim, see Index.

Hege, Christian and Neff, Christian. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 197.

Rembert, Karl. Die "Wiedertäufer" im Herzogtum Jülich. Berlin: R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1899: 76, 78, 358.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957


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