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Claes Jansz Leke, a native of Poeldijk, Dutch province of South Holland, a revolutionary Anabaptist, was involved in the Anabaptist revolt at Poeldijk on 8-9 March 1536, and for this reason was beheaded at The Hague.

Bibliography

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, No. 745.

Bergen, E. van. "De wederdoopers in het Westland." Bijdragen voor de geschiedenis van het Bisdom van Haarlem 28 (1903): 279-280.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Claes Jansz Leke (d. 1536)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 4 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_Jansz_Leke_(d._1536)&oldid=79674.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Claes Jansz Leke (d. 1536). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_Jansz_Leke_(d._1536)&oldid=79674.




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