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Jan van Bemelen, was an Anabaptist martyr of Maastricht, Dutch province of Limburg. When persecution arose there, Jan and his wife fled, but after­wards returned and were arrested. Jan was beheaded there in April 1538 on the Vrijthof square. His wife was released because she was not (re)bap­tized.

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Bax, W. Het Protestantisme in het Bisdom Luik. The Hague, 1937: I, 141 f. etc.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jan van Bemelen (d. 1538)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 2 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_van_Bemelen_(d._1538)&oldid=108297.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jan van Bemelen (d. 1538). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_van_Bemelen_(d._1538)&oldid=108297.




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