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Peter of Fliesteden, a Protestant martyr, died with Adolf Clarenbach at the stake in Cologne, Germany on 28 September 1529. It is not clear whether or not he was an Anabaptist. He was born in Fliesteden in Jülich. In December 1527 he went to Cologne. During the celebration of the Mass in the cathedral he kept his head covered and was otherwise disrespectful toward this "idolatry," and was therefore arrested and so terribly tortured that the executioners pitied him. But neither the rack nor a two-year imprisonment in the dungeon altered his views. He remained true to his convictions and endured his martyrdom with admirable courage.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 654

Rembert, Karl.  Die "Wiedertäufer" im Herzogtum Jülich. Berlin: R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1899: 114 f.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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