John of Leyden


noun

Jan Beuckelszoon or Bockhold, 1509–36, Dutch Anabaptist.

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British Dictionary definitions for John of Leyden

John of Leyden
/ (ˈlaɪdən) /

noun

original name Jan Bockelson. ?1509–36, Dutch Anabaptist leader. He established a theocracy in Münster (1534) but was tortured to death after the city was recaptured (1535) by its prince bishop
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