Herman Jansz (d. 1553)

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Herman Jansz (Harmen Huyckemaker, i.e., maker of long hooded cloaks), originally of Sollem (Zelhem in the Dutch province of Gelderland), and plying his trade at the corner of the Popelsteech at Amsterdam, was burned at the stake at Amsterdam on 16 January 1553, together with four other Mennonites. In the sentence he is called an Anabaptist and a disciple of Gillis van Aken. Van Braght in the Martyrs' Mirror relates that he was a candidate for baptism upon his faith. All attempts made to move him to apostasy failed and this simple martyr of his Lord died faithfully.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, ... , 1685: II, 147.

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: 538. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 370.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Herman Jansz (d. 1553)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Aug 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herman_Jansz_(d._1553)&oldid=128717.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Herman Jansz (d. 1553). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 August 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herman_Jansz_(d._1553)&oldid=128717.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 709-710. All rights reserved.

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