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Cleynen Dirck (Dierick Jonckhans; Little Dirk in English edition of <em>Martyrs' Mirror</em>), an Anabaptist martyr and a native of Walderveen near Trier, Germany, was taken prisoner at Antwerp, Belgium. He was examined three times and beheaded at the Steen prison at Antwerp on 21 July 1558. His name is found in the song "Aenhoort Godt, hemelsche Vader" (Hear, O God, heavenly Father), in the Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren.

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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: 583. Available online at: <span class="Hypertext">http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm</span>.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Dirck, Cleynen (d. 1558)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 22 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dirck,_Cleynen_(d._1558)&oldid=80174.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Dirck, Cleynen (d. 1558). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dirck,_Cleynen_(d._1558)&oldid=80174.




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