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Jelis Potvliet, an Anabaptist martyr, was beheaded at Wervik, Flanders in 1562 with Jelis Strings and his brother Pieter Potvliet. They were all weavers, originally from Thielt in Flanders. They were sentenced to die at the stake, but because heavy rains had made the wood too wet to burn, they were beheaded.

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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: Part II, 289.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 386.


Author(s) Nannes van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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