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Simons, Menno (1496–1561)

  1. Bracy V. Hill II

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1260

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Hill, B. V. 2011. Simons, Menno (1496–1561). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Parish priest, religious reformer, theologian. Credited with moving the Anabaptism of northern Germany and the Netherlands toward organization and a peace witness, Menno gave leadership after Münster and until his natural death to groups of Dutch Anabaptists which came to bear his name as Mennonites.


  • Simons, Menno (1496–1561);
  • parish priest, religious reformer, theologian;
  • true church, a new birth, true penitence