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Elsge(n) of Wesel, an Anabaptist martyr, was drowned at Alkmaar, Dutch province of North Holland, on 17 June 1539, together with two other women, for having been rebaptized. Particulars are lacking. Mellink supposes her to have been a follower of David Joris.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 22 f.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 748, 4.

Mellink, Albert F. De Wederdopers in de noordelijke Nederlanden 1531-1544. Groningen: J.B. Wolters, 1954: 173


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Elsge (d. 1539)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elsge_(d._1539)&oldid=80447.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Elsge (d. 1539). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elsge_(d._1539)&oldid=80447.




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