Poeldijk (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)

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Poeldijk, a village in the Westland district south of The Hague, Dutch province of South Holland, was in February 1536 the center of a revolutionary movement. Perhaps as many as 40 Anabaptists, both men and women, gathered in the home of the wealthy Jutte Ewouts. The leader of this group was Adriaen Adriaensz, a fanatic who claimed to be called by God to punish the world. On 8-9 March 1536, the Jutte Ewouts' house was surrounded by the police and finally taken. A num­ber of the Anabaptists were killed, including Adri­aen Adriaensz. (He did not escape, as is assumed in the article Adri­aen Adriaensz.) A few succeeded in escaping; the others, including Jutte, were arrested, and in the next few days thirteen of them were put to death at The Hague, and some of the others were banished from Holland.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Poeldijk (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Poeldijk_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=67255.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Poeldijk (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Poeldijk_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=67255.


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