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Jan Portier, born at Komen (Commines) in Flanders and by trade a fuller, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake in November 1568 at Meesen (Messines), Flanders. Several times he was cruelly tortured, but did not recant, dying loyally for his Lord.

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, 367.

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


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jan Portier (d. 1568)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Portier_(d._1568)&oldid=82574.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jan Portier (d. 1568). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Portier_(d._1568)&oldid=82574.




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