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Mattheus Keuse (Kuese), an Anabaptist martyr, was born at Roesselare, Flanders, and at the time of his death was a tailor, 31 years of age. In 1567 he left the town of Ghent in Belgium because of fear of persecution, since his child had not been baptized. After a stay in the Netherlands, leaving his family behind at Dordrecht, he returned to Flanders, but on his way to Ghent he was apprehended at Bruges. Here, remaining loyal to his Lord, he was burned at the stake on 7 August 1573 (not 1574 as is stated in Martyrs Mirror).

Bibliography

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: 676.

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

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Brugsche Martyrologium (12 October 1527-7 Augustus 1573). Brussels, [1944]: 62, No. 69.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Mattheus Keuse (d. 1573)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 29 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mattheus_Keuse_(d._1573)&oldid=92653.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Mattheus Keuse (d. 1573). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mattheus_Keuse_(d._1573)&oldid=92653.




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