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Jan Jansz Schot (Jan Jansz Schilder, i.e., painter) was an influential leader of the Anabaptists at Rotterdam. He had been baptized in December 1533 by Jan van Leyden. After much activity he was apprehended and imprisoned at The Hague. Forsaking his faith, he was not burned at the stake but beheaded. This execution took place on 10 April at The Hague (not Rotterdam as de Hoop Scheffer suggests). After his death his widow Maryken continued to lodge Anabaptists. According to K. Vos, Schot was originally from Brussels, and his wife, also of Brussels, was an illegitimate daughter of Johanna van der Gheenst and Emperor Charles V.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1905): 169-175; (1917): 115, No. 49.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Geschiedenis der kerkhervorming in Nederland van haar ontstaan tot 1531. Amsterdam: G.L. Funke, 1873: 532.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, 744 f.

Vos, K. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinde gemeente te Rotterdam. Rotterdam, 1907: 5.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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