Founder of the sect of Adrianists; b. at Dordrecht, 1524; d. at Bruges, 1581
Hamsted, ADRIAN, founder of the sect of Adrianists; b. at Dordrecht, 1524; d. at Bruges, 1581. We know nothing of his personal history, and very little concerning the short-lived sect to which he gave his name. The Adrianists, who were mostly women, professed in general the doctrines of the Anabaptists; but what their specific beliefs were cannot be ascertained. Charges of immorality have been made against them, but have never been proved.
LEO A. KELLY