Jan Parijs (d. 1568)

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Jan (van) Parijs, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 30 March 1568, on the Veerle square at Ghent, Belgium, together with Pieter Aelbrechts (Pierken van Cleve), Hendrik Maelschap, and Laurens Pietersz, while at the same time seven non-Mennonite iconoclasts, who had destroyed the icons of saints in the Catholic churches, were hanged at the Veerle square. Jan van Parijs was born at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, in 1565 or 1566[!?]; he had received baptism on his faith; by profession he was a weaver. His name is found in the song "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaer, ende twee en tsestich mede" of the <em>Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren</em>.


Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1578: 652.

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, 367.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 389. 

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 42, No. 136.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 80. All rights reserved.

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