Jan Walen (d. 1534)
Jan Walen, an Anabaptist martyr, who (as can be stated on the basis of official records) was burned at the stake on 15 April 1534 at The Hague in the Netherlands, with Cornelis Luytgensz and Dirk Gerritz, all three from Krommeniedijk, Dutch province of North Holland. They had been among the Anabaptists who sailed from Amsterdam en route to Münster, but were arrested at Bergklooster. Van Braght (Mart. Mir. D 13, E 424) erroneously states that this execution took place in 1527, and in another place (Mart. Mir. D 62, E 464) an account is found of the martyrdom in 1542 of a number of Anabaptists from Krommenierdijk. Obviously, as K. Vos has shown (DB 1917, 168-70), all these accounts belong together, Jan Echtwerken, Jan Dirksz, and Jan Walen being one and the same person.
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: 13, 62.
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: 424, 464. Available online at:.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 168-170.
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