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Jan Blok (Block), a linen weaver of Ghent, an Anabaptist martyr, was executed by burning at the stake at Vught, Dutch province of North Brabant, on 9 September 1538, with a gag in his mouth to prevent his speaking or calling. He had been arrested in August at 's-Hertogenbosch, together with seven others, including his wife Lysken, who was burned at the stake the next day, and Paulus van Drunen, the bishop of the congregation, who was executed on the same day as Jan Blok.

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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, 42.

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

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 189.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jan Blok (d. 1538)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Blok_(d._1538)&oldid=82488.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jan Blok (d. 1538). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Blok_(d._1538)&oldid=82488.




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