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Christiaen, the son of Jan de Swarte an Anabaptist martyr, born at Nijpkerke (Nieppe), Belgium, was burned at the stake at Rijssel (Lille) in France on 27 March 1563, together with his mother and his two brothers Hans and Mahieu.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om ‘t getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: Part II, 299.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs’ Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour … to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 664. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Christiaen (d. 1563)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 3 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Christiaen_(d._1563)&oldid=110650.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Christiaen (d. 1563). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Christiaen_(d._1563)&oldid=110650.




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