Hans Symonsz (d. 1567)

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Burning of Christiaen Langedul, Cornelis Claesz, Mattheus de Vik, and Hans Symonsz, Antwerp, 1567.
Engraving by Jan Luiken Jan Luiken in Martyrs' Mirror, v. 2, p. 345 of Dutch edition.
Source: Rijksmuseum.

Hans (Jan) Symonsz, (erroneously also called Simon Janssen), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium on 13 September 1567. He was a wholesale dealer and a preacher of the Antwerp congregation. In 1566 he had been in Friesland to settle the Flemish-Frisian quarrels (see Flemish Mennonites). The Martyrs' Mirror contains two letters written by Hans in prison.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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: v. II, 345-346, 351-356.

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: 704, 709. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad. Antwerpen, Belgium: Stadsarchief te Antwerpen: IX, 460, 462; X, 65; XII, 462; XIV, 46 f., No. 523.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 652. All rights reserved.

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