Brunt, Reinier (16th century)
Reinier Brunt was attorney-general of the Court of Holland, seated in The Hague, afterwards chief justice of this court, in the first half of the 16th century. As a result of his intensive efforts and his fierce hatred for the Anabaptists, many were apprehended and executed. The archives of the Mennonite congregation at Amsterdam contain a large number of his letters and reports. He especially hunted down the Anabaptists in the Dutch province of North Holland 1534-1538.
Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I.
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