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Claudine le Vettre (called Claudine le Vetter in Doopsgezinde Bijdragen), an Anabaptist martyr, was the wife of Piersom (Pierson) des Muliers, a God-fearing man who lived in Bruges and later in Meenen (Menin), Belgium. Piersom managed to escape, having been warned by a friend of the coming of the catchpolls. But Claudine, with a child upon her arm, was unable to do so, and after a valiant confession of her faith in Ieper (Ypres), Belgium, was executed in 1568. Her husband praised her for her great knowledge of the Scriptures; she also had a beautiful voice and encouraged many in prison by singing hymns.

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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, 383.

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

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1875): 29; (1899): 104, 106.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 644; III, 175.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953


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Neff, Christian. "Claudine le Vettre (d. 1568)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 22 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claudine_le_Vettre_(d._1568)&oldid=106758.

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Claudine le Vettre (d. 1568). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claudine_le_Vettre_(d._1568)&oldid=106758.




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