Jan Grendel (d. 1563)

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Jan Grendel, an Anabaptist martyr, was born at Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium, came from Oudewater to Goes, Dutch province of Zeeland, in 1562. He was arrested the day after his arrival and put to death after a long imprisonment, the execution taking place before Easter 1563. Neither the exact date nor the manner of execution is known, nor are any other particulars about him known.


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, 298.

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

Hege, Christian and Neff, Christian. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 172.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1958

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jan Grendel (d. 1563)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1958. Web. 28 May 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Grendel_(d._1563)&oldid=95446.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1958). Jan Grendel (d. 1563). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 May 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Grendel_(d._1563)&oldid=95446.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 75. All rights reserved.

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