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Johannes Nettes, who was born 1707 at Alkmaar and died 1777 at Leiden, was a physician at Middelburg, in the Dutch province of Zeeland, and an elder of the local Mennonite congregation 1729-1772. In 1742 he obtained his medical degree at the University of Leiden. He was renowned as an oculist and eye surgeon. He operated on the eye of a princess of Orange. In 1772 he retired from the ministry, moved to Leiden, and devoted himself to the practice of medicine.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1898): 92.

Nagtglas, Frederik. Levensberichten van Zeeuwen: zijnde een vervolg op P. de la Rue, Geletterd, staatkundig en heldhaftig Zeeland Middelburg, 1888-1893: v. II, 268.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Nettes, Johannes (1707-1777)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Johannes_(1707-1777)&oldid=108956.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Nettes, Johannes (1707-1777). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Johannes_(1707-1777)&oldid=108956.

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