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Jan Hulle, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake in 1561 at Ieper (Yperen) in Belgium. The information of van Braght, who states that he died faithfully, does not contain any particulars. Apparently Jan Hulle was a victim of the inquisitor Titelman, who in 1561 severely persecuted the congregation of Ieper and other Flemish towns. If the name should be Jan van Hulle, this martyr very likely belonged to the Mennonite van Hulle family, which was found in Ghent and Antwerp in Belgium, and whose descendants in the 17th and 18th centuries lived at Haarlem in the Netherlands.

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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, 288.

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: 656. Available online at:

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 76. All rights reserved.

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