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Cornelis Jan Oliviers Appelman, originally of Leiden, Dutch province of South Holland, was an Anabaptist leader who, after the death of Jan van Batenburg in 1538, led the revolutionary activity of the Münsterites. He was very active, especially in the eastern provinces of the Netherlands and brought much loss upon the peaceful and defenseless Mennonites. Appelman was taken prisoner in May 1544 and burned at the stake at Utrecht on 7 February 1545.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 138 ff., 174 ff.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, Nos. 265-267, 301, 307, 310.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Cornelis Jan Oliviers Appelman (d. 1545)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 24 Apr 2017.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 712. All rights reserved.

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