Doops Sign

Although Mennonites take their name from Menno Simons, Anabaptists in his homeland prefer to be called Doopsgezinde as evidenced by this sign on Menno Simon's church in Witmarsum.

Menno Simons

Movement Radical Reformation
Born Witmarsum, 1496?
Died Ordesloe, Holstein, 1561
Significance Menno Simons was a Dutch Anabaptist reformer. Although he did not found the group, Mennonites derive their name from him.
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