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Johannes “John of Leiden” Bockelson
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An engraving of Bockelson holding a scroll which according to occult teachings is a signification of one being a member of the mystery schools.
An engraving of Bockelson holding a scroll which according to occult teachings is a signification of one being a member of the mystery schools.
Born 1509
Died 1536-01-22
Member of a polygamist Anabaptist movement in Munster Germany. After the death of Jan Matthys, Johannes became the leader of the sect, and self proclaimed King of Munster which he also declared as “New Jerusalem”. Bockelson was also a Jew.
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Anabaptist Munster Rebellion 1534-01-23 1535-06-25
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A group of communist Anabaptist lead by Jan Matthijs, and Johannes Bockelson revolted against the city of Munster Germany in which the city leaders were easily ousted. They then threw everyone out of town whom would not go along with the new collectivist rule - they were not allowed to take anything with them.

Matthijs was killed three months after the uprising, and the Jew Bockelson took his place - at which time he renamed the city to "new Zion", and then proved he was delusional by proclaiming his rule as the start of the "thousand year reign of peace" spoken of in the Bible that will happen at the second coming of Jesus. He even went as far as approving polygamy and took many wives.

The rule of the group came to an abrupt end when the Catholic church sent in troops. The leaders were quickly captured, tortured to death, and then the rotting bodies of the three most prominent rebel leaders were hung on the Catholic St. Lambert’s Church. The cages remain to this day minus the bones.