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Jan Claesz, a cloth shearer of Gouda, Dutch prov­ince of South Holland (not of Grouw, Friesland), an otherwise unknown Anabaptist martyr, was be­headed at Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland, together with four others, on 8 February 1539, charged with (re) baptism and "contempt of the holy sacrament and the institutions of the Holy Church."

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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam.

2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, 746.

Pasma, F. H. De Doopsgezinden te Grouw. Grouw, 1930: 5, note 1.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jan Claesz (d. 1539)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Claesz_(d._1539)&oldid=119740.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jan Claesz (d. 1539). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Claesz_(d._1539)&oldid=119740.




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