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Claes Melisz, an Anabaptist martyr, who with other brethren and sisters was apprehended at "Krommenieërdijk in Waterlandt," in the Dutch province of North Holland, was likely put to death in 1534 (certainly not 1542, as van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror, indicates).

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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, 62.

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: 465. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 170.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Claes Melisz (d. 1534)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 14 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_Melisz_(d._1534)&oldid=94172.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Claes Melisz (d. 1534). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_Melisz_(d._1534)&oldid=94172.




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