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Daniel van der Campt (or Vercampt, Verkampt), an Anabaptist martyr of Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium. He was a weaver and unmarried. After a cross-examination by the Inquisitor Pieter Titelman, the dean of Ronse, and by a certain Polet, he was burned in Kortrijk on 12 December 1559. Van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror, relates that Daniel's mother, who was still a Catholic, was also examined and threatened with severe punishment, because she had hidden her son, knowing that he was a heretic. But she said that he was an honest young man and not a thief or a rascal and that she had hidden him for maternal love. She defended herself so well that she was set free.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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: II, 201.

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

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde : R. Allecourt, 1950: 34, No. 8.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Daniel van der Campt (d. 1559)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Daniel_van_der_Campt_(d._1559)&oldid=110332.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1955). Daniel van der Campt (d. 1559). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Daniel_van_der_Campt_(d._1559)&oldid=110332.




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