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Goris (Joris) Cooman, an Anabaptist martyr, of Lier in Brabant, Belgium, was burned at the stake on 11 April 1551 at Ghent, with Naentken (Bor­naige), Grietgen (Margriete van den Berghe), and Wouter (van der Weyden). These martyrs are celebrated in a hymn, "Doemen vijftienhondert schreve, daertoe een en vijftich jaer," found in the <em>Liedtboecxken van den Offer </em>des Heeren (No. 4).

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Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 516-521.

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, 206.

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: 503. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 13, No. 21.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 61.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Goris Cooman (d. 1551)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goris_Cooman_(d._1551)&oldid=81286.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Goris Cooman (d. 1551). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goris_Cooman_(d._1551)&oldid=81286.




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