Definitions for john of leyden
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word john of leyden
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
John of Leyden
originally a tailor; attained great power as an orator; joined the Anabaptists, and in 1534 established at Münster, in Westphalia, a society based on communistic and polygamic principles; but the bishop of Münster interfered, and next year John was put to death with great cruelty (1509-1536).
Find a translation for the john of leyden definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these john of leyden definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"john of leyden." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/john of leyden>.