(Jan Beuckelszoon; Bockelson; Beuckels; Ger.: Johann Bockholdt; other variant spellings; (150936). B. near Leiden, Neth.; tailor; merchant, innkeeper; Anabap. fanatic; leader at Münster; proclaimed himself king; introd. polygamy and community of goods; imprisoned 1535 by bp. of Münster; executed. See also Münster Kingdom.
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