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Goossen de Hoedemaecker (hatter), an Anabaptist martyr, was taken prisoner with five brethren during a service in the Obignies Forest near Doornik, Belgium. They were all sentenced to death and burned at the stake in Obignies in 1558

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: II, 203.

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: 584. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 136.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Goossen de Hoedemaecker (d. 1558). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 October 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 542. All rights reserved.

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