Quirijn Jansz (d. 1569)

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Quirijn Jansz (better called Jan Quirijnsz as in the Martyrs’ Mirror and the Mennonitisches Lexikon), an Anabaptist martyr, a boatman, born at Utrecht but a citizen of Amsterdam, was baptized by the Mennonites about 1562. He rejected the attempts of the Catholic priests and the city council to convert him and was therefore sentenced to death. After two questionings on the rack (4 and 5 March) he was burned at the stake at Amsterdam on 12 March 1569. The Martyrs’ Mirror contains a letter written by him.


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: Part II,  490.

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

Grosheide, Greta. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der Anabaptisten in Amsterdam. Hilversum: J. Schipper, Jr., 1938: 181.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 418.

Author(s) Ernst Crous
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 238. All rights reserved.

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