Jan Kanneghieter (d. 1535)
Jan Kanneghieter of Coesfeld in Westphalia, Germany, an Anabaptist martyr, was beheaded on 1 June 1535 at Amsterdam, on the charge of being rebaptized and having partaken in the attack on the Amsterdam town hall, 10-11 May 1535. He was tried on 11 and 24 May. Jan admitted that he had been at the place before the town hall when the attack was launched, but he had not joined and had no weapon. Seeing what was taking place, he had left. Jan had been baptized by Obbe de Vriess, i.e., Obbe Philips outside the town of Dokkum in Friesland. Before he came to Amsterdam, he had stayed in Groningen. Severe torture "with rope and rod" on 28 May did not succeed in bringing forth new particulars. He apparently did not approve the use of weapons.
"Verhooren en Vonissen der Wederdoopers, betrokken bij de aanslagen op Amsterdam in 1534 en 1535." Bijdragen en Mededeelingen van het Historisch Genootschap 41 (1920): 65 f.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 77. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
©1996-2013 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.
MLA style: van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jan Kanneghieter (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 18 May 2013. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/jan_kanneghieter_d._1535.
APA style: van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jan Kanneghieter (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 May 2013, from http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/jan_kanneghieter_d._1535.