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Jan Pietersz (Jan Pieterssen, Jan Piers), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake in 1572 at Breda, Dutch province of North Brabant. Jan Pietersz was a weaver. In 1563 he was baptized during a night by Leenaert Bouwens at Leiden, where then lived. Later he had stayed at Vlaardingen and then at Klundert near Breda. Anabaptist meetings were held in his house. A meeting of 5 August 1571, where about 50 persons were present, was surprised and a number of persons arrested, including Jan Pietersz. He refused to take an oath and died steadfast.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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