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Gielis van Gent, an Anabaptist martyr, executed by beheading at Antwerp, Belgium, in 1559. His name (No. 46) is found in "Aenhoort Godt Hemelsche Vader," printed in the Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, 1562. Particulars are lacking, unless he is identical with Michiel (Jelis) Bernaerts. Gielis van Gent is not found in van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror.

Bibliography

Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 566.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Gielis van Gent (d. 1559)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 20 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gielis_van_Gent_(d._1559)&oldid=107789.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Gielis van Gent (d. 1559). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gielis_van_Gent_(d._1559)&oldid=107789.




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