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Jan Echtwerken (Egtwerken, Egtwarken), from "Krommeniersdijk in Waterlandt" (Dutch province of North Holland), was an Anabaptist martyr, who was burned at the stake at The Hague in April 1534 (van Braght erroneously gives the date as 1542). K. Vos suggests that Jan Echtwerken is identical with Jan Walen, who is the same person as Jan Dirksz, burned at the stake at The Hague on 15 April 1534.

Bibliography

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: Part II, 62.

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: 465. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 170.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 501.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jan Echtwerken (d. 1534)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 10 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Echtwerken_(d._1534)&oldid=82523.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jan Echtwerken (d. 1534). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Echtwerken_(d._1534)&oldid=82523.




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