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Wirdum, a village six miles south of [[Leeuwarden (Friesland, Netherlands)|Leeuwarden]] (coordinates: <span title="Latitude">53° 8′ 59″ N</span>, <span title="Longitude">5° 48′ 14″ E) </span>in the Dutch province of [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]], where [[Leenaert Bouwens (1515-1582)|Leenaert]][[Leenaert Bouwens (1515-1582)|Bouwens]] baptized at least 365 persons in 1551-1582. There was, however, no Mennonite congregation at Wirdum. The converts probably joined the church of Leeuwarden or some other neighboring congregation.
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Wirdum, a village six miles south of [[Leeuwarden (Friesland, Netherlands)|Leeuwarden]] (coordinates: <span title="Latitude">53° 8′ 59″ N</span>, <span title="Longitude">5° 48′ 14″ E) </span>in the Dutch province of [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]], where [[Leenaert Bouwens (1515-1582)|Leenaert ]][[Leenaert Bouwens (1515-1582)|Bouwens]] baptized at least 365 persons in 1551-1582. There was, however, no Mennonite congregation at Wirdum. The converts probably joined the church of Leeuwarden or some other neighboring congregation.
  
 
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Wirdum, a village six miles south of Leeuwarden (coordinates: 53° 8′ 59″ N, 5° 48′ 14″ E) in the Dutch province of Friesland, where Leenaert Bouwens baptized at least 365 persons in 1551-1582. There was, however, no Mennonite congregation at Wirdum. The converts probably joined the church of Leeuwarden or some other neighboring congregation.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Wirdum (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wirdum_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=96893.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Wirdum (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wirdum_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=96893.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 964. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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