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Jan Claesz, an Anabaptist martyr, a native of Weesp, an unmarried man who lived at Rarop in the Dutch province of North Holland. He cheerfully confessed his faith and was therefore burned at the stake at the Muiden castle near Amsterdam in 1569 together with Thijs Jeuriaensz.

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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: Part II, 480.

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

Hege, Christian and Neff, Christian. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 389.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jan Claesz (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 19 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Claesz_(d._1569)&oldid=110918.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jan Claesz (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Claesz_(d._1569)&oldid=110918.




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