Lansbergen, Franciscus van (d. 1626)

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Franciscus van Lansbergen (Lansberghe) (d. 1626), a native of Ghent, a Reformed preacher successively at Kortrijk, Bruges, and Ghent, fled to Leiden, and studied medicine there. In 1593 he was called to Rotterdam to preach for the Reformed Church; he joined the Remonstrants and gave up his position in 1619. Before coming to Rotterdam he had attacked the Waterlander idea, as presented by Hans de Ries and Jacob Jans Scheedemaker, that the institutions given by God in the Old Testament have no validity for the New. In 1596 he attended a sermon by Jan Jansz; then he wrote an attack on silent prayer in church in his books, Van de vremde en onschriftmatighe manieren der Wederdoopscher Leeraren heymelijcke ghebeden, and Een grondelijcke wederlegginghe van Jacob jansz (Rotterdam, 1596).

A Mennonite van Lansberge(n) family, found at Haarlem, Holland, in the 17th and 18th centuries, was apparently not related to this Franciscus van Lansbergen.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1864): 34; (1897): 78-82, 88 f., 97-105.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 619.

Molhuysen, P. C. and  P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 10 vols. Leiden, 1911-1937: v. II, 772 ff.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland. Utrecht, 1903- : V, 555 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 292. All rights reserved.

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