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Jan Wiljoot, an Anabaptist martyr, according to van Braght burned at the stake in 1569 at Antwerp, Belgium, together with 10 other martyrs. Van Braght does not give any particulars about this martyr. P. Génard, who studied the records of Antwerp, did not find the name of Jan Wiljoot. Perhaps he is to be identified with Jan de Timmerman, burned at the stake at Antwerp on 2 April 1569.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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: 415.

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


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jan Wiljoot (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Wiljoot_(d._1569)&oldid=108319.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jan Wiljoot (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_Wiljoot_(d._1569)&oldid=108319.




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