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Jan Pieters (Pietersz) Vleyshouwer, a butcher from Alk­maar, Dutch province of North Holland, participated in the meeting of Anabaptist preachers held at Alkmaar on 19 January 1534, when the question of Münster was discussed, joined the party going to Münster, and later united with the Batenburgers, lodged Anabaptists in Leiden, then joined the David-Jorists, and was finally sentenced to death. He was beheaded on 7 August 1544.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 12-30.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967:  III, 372.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, Nos. 744 f.


Author(s) Ernst Crous
Date Published 1957


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Crous, Ernst. "Jan Pieters Vleyshouwer (d. 1544)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 1 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Pieters_Vleyshouwer_(d._1544)&oldid=127829.

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Crous, Ernst. (1957). Jan Pieters Vleyshouwer (d. 1544). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Pieters_Vleyshouwer_(d._1544)&oldid=127829.




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