Pieter Jansz (d. 1549)

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Pieter Jansz (Peter Janssen), an Anabaptist mar­tyr who had been baptized by Gillis van Aken, was burned at the stake on 20 March 1549, at Amsterdam with seven other martyrs. He was a native of "Lininckhuysen" (Lüdinghausen in the bishopric of Münster, Westphalia?), a shoe­maker by trade. His wife Trijnken van Dorsten was executed on 15 January, 1550. Pieter and his comartyrs are commemorated in the hymn "Tis nu schier al/vervult ons broeders getal" (The num­ber of our brethren is now nearly complete), found in the Dutch hymnal Veelderhande Liedekens of 1556 and following editions.


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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

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Wieder, F. C. De Schriftuurlijke Liedekens. The Hague, 1900: 193, No. 473.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 171. All rights reserved.

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