Simon Maertsz Vernouwen (d. 1544)
Simon Maertsz Vernouwen, a Dutch Anabaptist, an adherent of the revolutionary wing led by Jan van Batenburg, was sentenced by the Court of Holland on 31 July 1544, to be burned at the stake, and executed that day or the next at The Hague. He had been active at Alkmaar, North Holland, where he lived, but also in the neighborhood of Bruges and Ghent in Belgium, in Münster in Westphalia, Germany, and in other towns. This man's career shows both that revolutionary Anabaptism still was active at that late date, and also that long journeys were made by its adherents to propagate their ideas.
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