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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 [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|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.

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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.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Brunt, Reinier (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 Mar 2017.,_Reinier_(16th_century)&oldid=110603.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Brunt, Reinier (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 March 2017, from,_Reinier_(16th_century)&oldid=110603.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 454. All rights reserved.

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