Cortenbosch, Dirk (16th century)

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Dirk Jansz Cortenbosch and Jacob Fredriks, two Dutch Mennonites, having visited the churches on the Rhine in Germany in April 1572, paid a visit to Prince William of Orange, then staying at Dillenburg, Germany, to ask him if they could be of service to him upon their return to Holland. The Prince asked them to collect money for "the common Christian cause." With these words he meant the fight for freedom from the Spanish and Roman Catholic yoke, the War of Liberation (80 Years' War) of the Dutch begun in 1568. Since Jacob Fredriks was not able to carry out the plan, Pieter W. Bogaert was asked by Prince William to take the place of Fredriks, and Cortenbosch and Bogaert, as a result of their endeavor, could hand to the Prince on 22 July 1572 an amount of 1,060 guilders. Nothing further is known about Cortenbosch.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 719. All rights reserved.

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