Biographical Sketches of Mennonite and Collegiant Revolutionaries in the Netherlands, 1780-1815

I’m planning more posts about the following politically significant figures, about whom little is known in the non-Dutch-reading world…

Political activists before, during and immediately after the Patriot era of the 1780s:

  • Andries Scheltes Cuperus
  • Agatha Deken
  • Cornelis van Engelen
  • Jan van Geuns
  • Matthias van Geuns
  • Gerrit Hesselink
  • Allard Hulshoff
  • Adriaan Loosjes
  • Cornelis Loosjes
  • Petrus Loosjes
  • F.A. van der Kemp
  • Nicolaas Klopper
  • Jan Kops
  • Jacob Kuiper
  • Jan van Nieuwenhuizen
  • Martinus van Nieuwenhuizen
  • Heere Oosterbaan
  • Cornelis Ris
  • Jelle Sikpes
  • Abraham Staal
  • Johannes Stinstra
  • Jan Ymes Tichelaar
  • Willem de Vos
  • Jan Wagenaar

Members of the Batavian Republic’s legislatures, many of whom were also revolutionaries in the Patriot Movement of the 1780s:

  • Jan Bernard Blijdenstein
  • Hermanus ten Cate
  • Pieter Cats
  • Wybo Fijnje
  • Jacob Hendrik Floh
  • Abraham de Haan
  • Koenraad Hovens
  • Teunis Hulshoff
  • Tonco Modderman
  • Willem Ris
  • Evert Roorda
  • Alart Scheltinga
  • Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck
  • Simon Stijl
  • Pieter Toens
  • Pieter Vreede
  • Pier Zeper
  • Gerard van der Zoo

19th-century figures who played a significant role in shaping the memory of Mennonite involvement in democratic revolutionary organizing:

  • Steven Blaupot ten Cate
  • Jan Hartog
  • J.G. de Hoop Scheffer
  • Maria Hulshoff
  • Samuel Muller
  • Christiaan Sepp
  • Matthijs Siegenbeek