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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.


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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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Brunt, Reinier (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 30 Mar 2015.,_Reinier_(16th_century)&oldid=85507.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Brunt, Reinier (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 March 2015, from,_Reinier_(16th_century)&oldid=85507.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 454. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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