|Significance||This radical reformer was attracted to the preaching of Bernard Rothmann in M¸nster as well as Jan Matthijs. After Matthijs was killed, Jan of Leiden declared himself the new king David of M¸nster. He also instituted polygamy in the town while it was under seige from Catholics and Lutherans. On June 25, 1535 M¸nster was captured and Jan was interrogated and imprisoned for months. On January 22, 1536 he was publicly tortured and killed and his body was placed in a cage atop St. Lambert's Church.|
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