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Jan Jansz van den Berg (Berch) from the territory of Kleve, Germany, an Anabaptist martyr, executed at Amsterdam on 8 July 1539. He had been baptized at Delft, Dutch province of South Holland, in 1538 by Claes "with the crippled hand."

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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: II, 415.

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

Grosheide, Greta. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der Anabaptisten in Amsterdam. Hilversum: J. Schipper, Jr., 1938: 143, 207.

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, No. 211.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jan Jansz van den Berg (d. 1539)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 12 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Jansz_van_den_Berg_(d._1539)&oldid=108261.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jan Jansz van den Berg (d. 1539). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Jansz_van_den_Berg_(d._1539)&oldid=108261.




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