John of Leiden

1509 - 1536

John of Leiden

John of Leiden (born Johan Beukelszoon; 2 February 1509 – 22 January 1536) was a Dutch Anabaptist leader who moved to Münster in 1533, capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Münster, where he became an influential prophet, turned the city into a millenarian Anabaptist theocracy, and proclaimed himself King of New Jerusalem in September 1534. The insurrection was suppressed in June 1535 after Prince-Bishop Franz von Waldeck besieged the city and captured John. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Leiden has received more than 264,264 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 818th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, John of Leiden ranks 818 out of 2,001Before him are Heinrich Bullinger, Silas, Peter of Verona, Nehemiah, Barbara Blomberg, and Angela of Foligno. After him are Antipope Laurentius, Yasuke, Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, Paolo Giovio, Melania the Younger, and Zephaniah.

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Among people born in 1509, John of Leiden ranks 6Before him are John Calvin, Michael Servetus, Şah Sultan, Daniele da Volterra, and Fernão Mendes Pinto. After him are Bernardino Telesio, Jan Matsys, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Luis de Morales, Ippolito II d'Este, and Étienne Dolet. Among people deceased in 1536, John of Leiden ranks 10Before him are Catherine of Aragon, Germaine of Foix, Baldassare Peruzzi, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, William Tyndale, and Cecilia Gallerani. After him are Garcilaso de la Vega, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Gil Vicente, Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Jacob Hutter.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, John of Leiden ranks 146 out of 908Before him are Ruud Lubbers (1939), Famke Janssen (1964), Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692), Willem Schouten (1567), Ruud Krol (1949), and Abraham Bloemaert (1566). After him are Maarten van Heemskerck (1498), Antonis Mor (1519), Arie Haan (1948), Meindert Hobbema (1638), Pier Gerlofs Donia (1480), and Lambert of Maastricht (635).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Netherlands

Among religious figures born in Netherlands, John of Leiden ranks 4Before him are Pope Adrian VI (1459), Norbert of Xanten (1080), and Menno Simons (1496). After him are Lambert of Maastricht (635), Ludger (742), Geert Groote (1340), Peter Hans Kolvenbach (1928), Adrianus Johannes Simonis (1931), and Wim Hof (1959).

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