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Jannes van Romershoven, an Anabaptist martyr, who was apprehended on 31 May 1538, and burned at the stake on 14 June 1538, at Curingen, Belgian province of Limburg (then bishopric of Liege). He was unmarried. In the accounts of his martyrdom he is called a Lutheran, and two "Lutheran" books which he possessed were burned with him. But Lutheran here does not mean adherent of Martin Luther, but heretic in general. The word Lutheran in this period often was used, even in cases of Anabaptism. From the account it is clear that Jannes was an Anabaptist, because he is said to have been the principal "Lutheran" of Gorsleeuw, that he had rebaptized many persons, not only at Gorsleeuw, but also at Antwerp, and that he died in his heresy (luthery) refusing to be converted and unwilling to renounce his rebaptism.

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Bax, Willem. Het protestantisme in het bisdom Luik en vooral te Maastricht. s-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1937-1941: I, 161 f.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jannes van Romershoven (d. 1538)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jannes_van_Romershoven_(d._1538)&oldid=127759.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jannes van Romershoven (d. 1538). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jannes_van_Romershoven_(d._1538)&oldid=127759.




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