Boccold, John

Boccold, John (otherwise called Bochhold, Bockel, Beccold, or John of Leyrlesn), was born at Leyden in 1510. He was first a tailor, afterward an actor. He joined the Anabaptists in Amsterdam, and went in 1533 to Miinster, where he usurped, after the death of Matthiesen, the dignity of prophet, and later that of King of Zion. After Minster had been taken by the bishop in 1535, Boccold was put to death on Jan. 23, 1536. SEE ANABAPTISTS.

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