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Jacques Mergaert, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium, with Hans Corneliszoon de Ruytere and Hans Bret on 4 January 1577. Jacques was born at Ghent and was sentenced to death for attending forbidden meetings of the Anabaptists, being rebaptized, and persevering in this "heresy."

Bibliography

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XIII, 210; XIV, 98 f., 1119.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jacques Mergaert (d. 1577)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacques_Mergaert_(d._1577)&oldid=82463.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jacques Mergaert (d. 1577). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacques_Mergaert_(d._1577)&oldid=82463.




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