Menno Simons

1496 - 1561

Menno Simons

Menno Simons (1496 – 31 January 1561) was a Roman Catholic priest from the Friesland region of the Low Countries who became an influential Anabaptist religious leader. Simons was a contemporary of the Protestant Reformers and it is from his name that his followers became known as Mennonites. "Menno Simons" (/ˈmɛnoː ˈsimɔns/) is the Dutch version of his name; the Frisian version is Minne Simens (/ˈmɪnə ˈsimn̩s/), the possessive "s" creating a patronym meaning "Minne, son of Simen" (cf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menno Simons has received more than 268,464 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 628th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Menno Simons ranks 630 out of 2,001Before him are Margot Frank, Pope Stephen VIII, Johann Tetzel, Epiphanius of Salamis, Saint Cajetan, and Tarcisius. After him are Pope Stephen VI, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Émile Benveniste, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, Zaynab bint Khuzayma, and Godfried Danneels.

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Among people born in 1496, Menno Simons ranks 4Before him are Hatice Sultan, Gustav I of Sweden, and Mary Tudor, Queen of France. After him are Claude, Duke of Guise, Sebastiano Venier, João de Barros, Johann Walter, and Dawit II. Among people deceased in 1561, Menno Simons ranks 3Before him are Rüstem Pasha and Şehzade Bayezid. After him are Lope de Aguirre, Matteo Bandello, Claude Garamond, Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara, Bairam Khan, Sayri Túpac, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Yamamoto Kansuke, and Alonso Berruguete.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Menno Simons ranks 92 out of 908Before him are Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562), Herman Boerhaave (1668), Jan van Goyen (1596), Bernard Mandeville (1670), Paul J. Crutzen (1933), and Gerard David (1450). After him are Kees van Dongen (1877), Karl Carstens (1914), Tobias Asser (1838), Gerrit Dou (1613), Gerard Kuiper (1905), and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (1967).

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Among religious figures born in Netherlands, Menno Simons ranks 3Before him are Pope Adrian VI (1459) and Norbert of Xanten (1080). After him are John of Leiden (1509), 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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