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Geerloff Gerritsz (Hemelinck), a martyr, was hanged at Utrecht in the Netherlands on 20 April 1570, for the simple reason that he had been present at a religious meeting held at night at Bunschoten, province of Utrecht, his home, and had listened to a sermon by a Mennonite preacher. It is not clear whether he was a Mennonite himself or not.

Bibliography

Hoog, I. M. J. "Onze Martelaren." Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 1 (1902): No. 71.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Geerloff Gerritsz (d. 1570)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 20 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Geerloff_Gerritsz_(d._1570)&oldid=122747.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Geerloff Gerritsz (d. 1570). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Geerloff_Gerritsz_(d._1570)&oldid=122747.




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