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Cornelia Wouters, wife of Jan Pieters, of Middelburg, Dutch province of Zeeland, was put to death by beheading on 15 October 1535 because she had lodged Anabaptist preachers and read heretical books. Her husband was banished from the territory of Holland, Zeeland, and Friesland for 50 years.

Bibliography

Te Water, J. W. Kort verhaal der reformatie van Zeeland in de XVIde eeuw : benevens eenige verhandelingen dienende tot ophelderinge van de historie der kerk-hervorminge aldaar. Middelburg, 1766: 14.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Cornelia Wouters (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 28 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cornelia_Wouters_(d._1535)&oldid=79888.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Cornelia Wouters (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cornelia_Wouters_(d._1535)&oldid=79888.




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