Adriaen Adriaensz (d. 1536)

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Adriaen Adriaensz was also known as Adriaen den Sant, of Hazerswoude. Several weeks after an insurrection of revolutionary and fanatical Anabaptists was crushed at Hazerswoude near Leiden, Holland, on 31 December 1535, some of the group had come to Poeldijk in the province of South Holland. Among them was Adriaen Adriaensz, who considered himself a man of God, and his followers proclaimed him as "die Coninck van Yserahel" (the King of Israel). He frequently stayed at the house of Jutte Eeuwouts, where he announced that God would punish the world for shedding the blood of the saints. This group was imprisoned during the night of 8 March 1536, at Poeldijk, and shortly afterward executed at the Hague.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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