Jan Pietersz (d. 1572)
Jan Pietersz (Jan Pieterssen, Jan Piers), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake in 1572 at Breda, Dutch province of North Brabant. Jan Pietersz was a weaver. In 1563 he was baptized during a night by Leenaert Bouwens at Leiden, where then lived. Later he had stayed at Vlaardingen and then at Klundert near Breda. Anabaptist meetings were held in his house. A meeting of 5 August 1571, where about 50 persons were present, was surprised and a number of persons arrested, including Jan Pietersz. He refused to take an oath and died steadfast.
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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 80. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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