Arent Janssen (d. 1535)

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Arent Janssen (Jansz), an Anabaptist martyr, was a native of Gorinchem in the Dutch province of South Holland and a thread-twister by trade. He was beheaded at Amsterdam on 6 March 1535, along with eight other brethren, among whom was Jan Pauw.

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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: 763. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953


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Neff, Christian. "Arent Janssen (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 24 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Arent_Janssen_(d._1535)&oldid=147914.

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Arent Janssen (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Arent_Janssen_(d._1535)&oldid=147914.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 153. All rights reserved.


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