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Jelis de Backer, an Anabaptist martyr, was seized with Adriaen Jansz, a fellow believer, because of his faith. Because they refused to leave the brotherhood they were burned at the stake in 1571 at Rijssel (Lille).

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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, 549.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 102.


Author(s) Otto Hege
Date Published 1957


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Hege, Otto. "Jelis de Backer (d. 1571)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jelis_de_Backer_(d._1571)&oldid=129899.

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Hege, Otto. (1957). Jelis de Backer (d. 1571). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jelis_de_Backer_(d._1571)&oldid=129899.




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