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Claes (Nicolaes de Swarte), an Anabaptist martyr, the son of Jan de Swarte, born at Nijpkercke (Nieppe), Belgium, was taken prisoner at Halewijn (Halluin) in the Belgian province of Flanders, and on 17 March 1563, together with his father, put to death by burning at the stake at Rijssel (Lille) in France.

Bibliography

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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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Claes (d. 1563)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 11 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_(d._1563)&oldid=79663.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Claes (d. 1563). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_(d._1563)&oldid=79663.




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