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Heynrick (Heyndric) Willemsz, an Anabaptist martyr, a native of Hazerswoude, Dutch province of South Holland, was burned at the stake at The Hague on 25 April 1534.  He belonged to a group of revolutionary Anabaptists, whose execution was dated by van Braght in 1532.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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, 34.

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: 441. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, 744, 745.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Heynrick Willemsz (d. 1534)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heynrick_Willemsz_(d._1534)&oldid=82017.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Heynrick Willemsz (d. 1534). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heynrick_Willemsz_(d._1534)&oldid=82017.




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