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Jacob of Antwerp (Jacob van Antwerpen, Jacob van Herwerden, Gosen van Winterswijk, Wolter), a Dutch Anabaptist leader, was beheaded at Deventer, Dutch province of Overijssel, on 17 May 1535. He was born in the Dutch Betuwe district, had formerly been an organist of the Catholic Church, had been baptized in March 1534 at Emden, East Friesland, by Tasschenmaker (Dirckgen Tasch) and joined the revolutionary wing of Anabaptism as a co-worker of the Münsterite leader Jan van Geelen, who sent him to Deventer to take a letter to van Geelen's wife Fenne. Jacob also baptized her and her servant (9 February 1535). A few days later he was arrested, tried, and put to death.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1899): 9; (1917): 116, No. 58; (1919): 8 f.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven enten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 96.

Mellink, Albert F. De Wederdopers in de noordelijke Nederlanden 1531-1544. Groningen: J.B. Wolters, 1954: See Index.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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