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Mechelen (Malines), a town in Belgium (population in 1950, 61,380; in 2005, 77,480; coordinates: 51° 1′ 40″ N, 4° 28′ 30″ E), which in 1507-1530 was the seat of the regent Margaret of Austria. Though Anabaptist activity was not very strong here, there must have been some Anabaptists at Mechelen, for in September 1539 a number of them were put to death here (number and names unknown). In 1554-1556 Elder Leenaert Bouwens baptized five persons at Mechelen.

Bibliography

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 215.

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Map:Mechelin (Antwerpen, Belgium)


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Mechelin (Antwerpen, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 4 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mechelin_(Antwerpen,_Belgium)&oldid=92680.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Mechelin (Antwerpen, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mechelin_(Antwerpen,_Belgium)&oldid=92680.




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