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Barend Gruwel (Grouwel), prior of the Dominican cloister at Zwolle, Netherlands, was appointed inquisitor of the territory of Gelre. In this capacity he was active in the trial of Maria and Ursula van Beckum in 1544. He also made investigations into Anabaptist "heresy" at Zutfen in 1549.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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: II, 65.

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: 467. Available online at:

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 109, 112.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Gruwel, Barend (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 1 Sep 2015.,_Barend_(16th_century)&oldid=129318.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Gruwel, Barend (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 September 2015, from,_Barend_(16th_century)&oldid=129318.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 607. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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