Wagenaar, Jan (1709-1773)

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Jan Wagenaar (Amsterdam, 1709-1773), outstanding Dutch historian, author of Vaderlandsche Historie (21 vv., 1749-59) and a famous history of Amsterdam, at first belonged to the Reformed Church, but in 1730 joined the Mennonites, whom he however soon had left to participate in the Collegiant movement. He was also the author of some theological writings. When the Remonstrant minister K. Bremer attacked the Mennonites because of rejecting infant baptism, Wagenaar came to their defense, publishing Onderzoek over de oudheid en schriftmatigheid van den Kinderdoop (Leiden, 1740, 2d ed. Amsterdam, 1776).


Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: II, 26, 30, 31.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1912): 106.

Doopsgezind Jaarboekje, yearbook and directory of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (1850): 128.

Winkler Prins Encyclopedie, 6th ed., vol. XVIII. Amsterdam, 1954: 324.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Wagenaar, Jan (1709-1773)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Mar 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wagenaar,_Jan_(1709-1773)&oldid=134507.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 868. All rights reserved.

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