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Jeroen Tinnegieter, a Mennonite, probably from the Belgian province of Henegouwen (Hainaut), who had emigrated from Belgium because of persecution, and lived at Franeker, Dutch province of Friesland, after about 1560. As a member of the congregation he was chosen preacher, but in this capacity he was not accepted by the elders of Franeker, Harlingen, Leeuwarden, and Dokkum, who had ratified the Verbond van de vier Steden (Pact of the Four Towns). At first Jeroen respected this decision, but soon after, supported by his fellow immigrants from Flanders, he took up his office and severely attacked Ebbe Pieters, the elder of Harlingen. A complicated quarrel arose in 1566, which in 1567 ended with a schism between the Flemish and Frisian Mennonites.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1893): 12-80, passim.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 106. All rights reserved.

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