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Jan Pennewaerts, from Leuven, Belgium (or Loenen, Dutch province of Utrecht), an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake at Amsterdam on 30 March 1549, together with five brediren and two sisters. The names of these martyrs are celebrated in the hymn "Tis nu schier al vervult ons broeders getal" (the number of our brethren now is nearly complete), found in Veelderhande Liedekens of 1566 and later Dutch hymnbooks. Jan had been baptized by Gillis van Aken.

Bibliography

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, 82.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 342.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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