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Trijn Jans, an Anabaptist martyr, drowned at Amsterdam, Holland, on 15 May 1535, with nine other victims. She was native of Monnikendam in the Dutch province of North Holland. During the trial on 1 March she related that she had been baptized at Emden, East Friesland, by Melchior (probably Melchior Hofmann) and that her husband was executed at Zwolle. 


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Trijn Jans (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trijn_Jans_(d._1535)&oldid=61476.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Trijn Jans (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trijn_Jans_(d._1535)&oldid=61476.




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