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Hermansz (Harmenszoon) Meynert, an Anabaptist martyr, a sawer of wood from Balk in Friesland, Netherlands, who was burned at the stake with five brethren in Amsterdam on 6 or 8 August 1552. He had been baptized by Gillis van Aken. Further particulars are lacking.


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: 142 f.

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: 535. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 124.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Meynert, Hermansz (d. 1552)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 13 Oct 2015.,_Hermansz_(d._1552)&oldid=89899.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Meynert, Hermansz (d. 1552). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 October 2015, from,_Hermansz_(d._1552)&oldid=89899.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 666. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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