Stordeur, Jean (16th century)

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Jean Stordeur, an Anabaptist of Liège (Luik), Bel­gium, who, because of severe persecution, fled to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1533 with his wife Idelette van Buren(de Bure), his father-in-law Lam­bert van Buren, the book printer Johannes Bomeromanus, and a few other Anabaptists. In Geneva Stordeur and Bomeromanus had two or three disputes with the Reformed pastors Farel and John Calvin. On 30 March 1537, both Stordeur and Bomeromanus were banned from the town. In Strasbourg they again met Calvin in 1538, when Calvin was forced to leave Geneva. In 1539 Calvin succeeded in converting Stordeur, who died soon after of the plague. In August 1540 Calvin married his widow.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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