Links

Biographies

Two of the best biographies are:

Mennonite Encyclopedia (excerpt)
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online

Other biographies (in alphabetical order):

AllRefer.com
Believe Project
Bookrags.com
Café de Tercera Alternativa (Spanish)
El Christianismo Primitivo (Spanish)
Church of the Brethren Network
Columbia Encyclopedia (Bartleby.com)
Everything2
Mennokate
Mennopedia (German)
Nationmaster.com
NNDB
Ökumenischer Namenkalender (German)
Timeline Index A site that places Menno in the context of his time.
Wikipedia Shorter versions are available in German, Dutch, Esperanto and Frysk.

Articles about Menno

From magazines:

H.S. Bender: The Significance Of Menno Simons (Mennonite Historical Bulletin
Jim Coggins: Introduction to Menno Simons (Mennonite Brethren Herald)
Ray Dirks: Review of Piet Visser & Mary S. Sprunger: Menno Simons: Places, Portraits and Progeny (Mennonite Brethren Herald)
Abraham Friesen: Present at the Inception: Menno Simons and the Beginnings of Dutch Anabaptism (Mennonite Historical Bulletin)
Abraham Friesen: The Conversion of Menno Simons (Mennonite Brethren Herald)
Leonard Gross: I Wish I'd Been There - Menno "Doing Church" (Mennonite Historical Bulletin)
Gerlof D. Homan: I Wish I'd Been There - Menno's Moment of Decision, January 30, 1536 (Mennonite Historical Bulletin)
Hanspeter Jecker: "Test Everything; Hold Fast to What is Good": How Menno Caused a Reformed Pastor to Travel from Murten to Moravia (Mennonite Quarterly Review)
Cornelius Krahn: Menno Simons research (1910-1960) (Church History) You need to have Jstor access to view the complete article.
Lawrence E. Ressler: I finally read Menno. Lessons from reading Menno Simons (The Mennonite)
John D. Roth: The Mennonites' Dirty Little secret. What Christians could learn from Menno Simons and how he rescued the Anabaptist movement (Christianity Today; preview only)
John D. Roth: The Relevance of Menno Simons for Evangelical Christians (Christianity Today)
W. Schroeder: Menno Simons 500. A birthday Anniversary (Mennonite Historian)
Victor Shepherd: Menno Simons 1496-1561, Radical Reformer (Fellowship Magazine)

From newspapers (Dutch):
Friesch Dagblad: 'Menno Simons-infocentrum' in Pingjum
Friesch Dagblad: Hondurese voetsporen van Menno Simonsz
Friesch Dagblad: Veel belangstelling voor ‘Menno-tulpen’
Friesch Dagblad: Kerkje van buizen voor Menno Simons
Friesch Dagblad: Menno Park in vorm van quilt bij Witmarsum
Friesch Dagblad: Menno voor even terug op veelkleurige Menniste Dei
Friesch Dagblad: Wûnseradiel: 25.000 euro voor Menno Park
Friesch Dagblad: Bouwplannen Menno Park in ijskast
Friesch Dagblad: Menno Simons had pioniersgeest
Friesch Dagblad: 'Monument past bij Mennisten'
De Volkskrant: Kerkstrijd rond Menno Simons is nu amicaler

From other sources:
Christian History Institute: Glimpses of History: Menno Simons, Fugitive Leader
Abraham Friesen: Menno Simons: The New Birth
James Leo Garrett: Menno Simons (from: Advocates of Religious Toleration & Freedom)
Ronald Gordon: Menno Simons; Pacifist and Priest
King of Glory Mennonite Church: The Life of Menno Simons and beginning of the Mennonites
Alana Olson: Menno Simons: Misinterpreted Pacifist
One Brick Short: Menno Simons
Jordan Pickering: The Theology of Menno Simons
Joe Peckman: Menno Simons was without doubt a great man
Charles St-Onge: On Believer's Baptism: Martin Luther and Menno Simons
Henry C. Vedder: Menno Simons and his Followers (from: A Short History of the Baptists, 1907)
Jürgen Weigle: Menno Simons (chapter from Über Mennoniten).
Special Menno Simons edition of Formanje (Dutch)
Machiel van Zanten: Menno Simons: doperse duif tussen de stootvogels

Menno's writings in print

The Complete Writings of Menno Simon (Amazon)
Die vollständigen Werke Menno Simon's (German; Amazon)
A foundation and plain instruction of the saving doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ: Briefly compiled from the word of God (Amazon)
The education of children (Amazon)
The cross of Christ, a comforting admonition (Amazon)
The shunning of apostates (Amazon)
Keys to salvation: Excerpts from the writings of Menno Simons (Amazon)
Foundation of Christian doctrine: Excerpts from the writings of Menno Simons and Dietrich Philip (Amazon)

Books about Menno

Harold S. Bender & John Horsch: Menno Simons' Life and Writings. A Quadricentennial Tribute 1536-1936 (Amazon)
Gerald R. Brunk [ed.]: Menno Simons. A Reappraisal (Amazon). Read a review by Linda Matties of this book.
Victor Budgen: Menno Simons (1496-1561). A study of the life and teachings of the foremost Anabaptist leader (Amazon)
Jacobus ten Doornkaat Koolman: Dirk Philips. Friend and Colleague of Menno Simons (Amazon)
Jacob Geist: Menno Simon's renunciation of Rome, and a brief historical account of true believers and their baptism ... (Amazon)
Wilmer A. Harms: Our heritage through the Reformation, Menno Simons, the migrations, and the genealogy of Gerhard Theissen (Amazon)
Hans Joachim Hillerbrand: Menno Simons, molder of a tradition: A memorial tribute to a notable Reformation leader on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death (Amazon)
Alle Hoekema & Roelf Kuitse: Discipleship in Context. Papers Read at the Menno Simons 500 International Symposium (Amazon)
Irvin B. Horst (ed.): Menno Simons. Confession of My Enlightenment, Conversion, and Calling the New Birth (Amazon)
I. Horst: Bibliography of Menno Simons (Amazon)
Dave & Neta Jackson: The Betrayer's Fortune (Amazon).
Walter Klaassen: No other foundation. Commemorative essays on Menno Simons (Menno Simons lectures) (Amazon)
Cornelius Krahn: Menno Simons (Amazon)
Cornelius Krahn: Menno Simons' concept of the church (Amazon)
Jacob K. Lapp: Reformation briefs and results thereof: According to Martin Luther and Menno Simon from 1483 to 1700 (Amazon)
Franklin Hamlin Littell: A tribute to Menno Simons (Amazon)
Jacob A. Loewen & Wesley J. Prieb: Only the Sword of the Spirit (MennoLink). Read a review by Peter Penner of this book.
Jakob and Nelleke Schiere: timeline II - living echo of Menno Simons (Dutch page)
Glen Harold Stassen: Opening Menno Simon's Foundation-Book and finding the father of Baptist origins alongside the mother, Calvinist Congregationalism (Amazon)
Louise A. Vernon: Night Preacher (MennoLink)
Sjouke Voolstra: Menno Simons. His Image and Message (Amazon)
Gary Yamasaki: Mennonite nonresistance from Menno Simons to the Selbstschutz (Amazon)

Menno's country

Photos:

The Mennonite Church in Witmarsum
The plaque on this church referring to Menno's motto (I Cor. 3: 11)
The Menno Simons monument outside Witmarsum
Another picture of the same memorial
The Menno Simonsplein (Menno Simons square) in Drachten
The Menno monument in Bad Oldesloe
A linden tree that was supposedly planted by Menno
The place where Menno was supposedly buried

Other:

Mennokate A cottage where Menno's printer may have lived.
Stichting Doopsgezinde Monumenten in Friesland (Dutch)

Organizations

In a sense every organization that calls itself 'Mennonite' is named after Menno Simons. This section only lists organizations that explicitly use Menno's full name.

Educational:

Menno Simons College (Winnipeg, Canada)
Menno-Simons Community School (Cleardale, Canada)
Menno Simons Christian School (Calgary, Canada)

Other:

Menno Simons Historical Library (Virginia, USA)
Menno Simons Centre (Vancouver, Canada)
Internationaal Menno Simons Centrum (Netherlands)
Woonzorg en Dienstencentrum Menno Simons (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Scouting Menno Simonsz. A Dutch scouts group