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Willem Bardes, the police chief in Amsterdam in 1542, protected the Anabaptists, and was consequently imprisoned and died of the mistreatments he suffered. His son, also named Willem Bardes, likewise assisted the oppressed Anabaptists as far as he was able. According to Brandt, though Willem was not an Anabaptist, his wife was a member of the congregation.


Brandt, Geeraert. G. Brandts Historie der reformatie, en andere kerkelyke geschiedenissen, in en ontrent de Nederlanden .... ot Amsterdam : Voor Jan Rieuwertsz., Hendrik en Dirk Boom, boekverkoopers, 1674-1704: I, 610. 

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. I, 31, 32, 183.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Bardes, Willem (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 31 May 2016.,_Willem_(16th_century)&oldid=75162.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Bardes, Willem (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 May 2016, from,_Willem_(16th_century)&oldid=75162.

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