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Utenhove, Jan
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(1516 [?], Ghent – 1565/1566, London). Born to a patrician Flemish family, Utenhove studied at Leuven and was expelled in 1544 on account of his Protestant views. He turned to Strasbourg, where he became a follower of M. Bucer and renewed his acquaintance with J. Laski. He went with Laski to England in 1548 and translated Laski’s writings into Dutch for the Protestant exile churches they estab-lished. In the interests of Reformed unity, in his role as congregational elder he visited H. Bullinger in Zürich and Calvin in Geneva in 1549. His Engli…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Utenhove, Jan”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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