Michiel Geldoff, an Anabaptist, a barber-surgeon of Maastricht, Dutch province of Limburg. He was (re)baptized by Jan Smeitgen in an attic shortly before Christmas of 1534, was arrested on 28 January 1535 with a large number of members of the Maastricht congregation, and after trial, forsaking his faith, was beheaded at Maastricht on 6 February 1535. His confession was very remarkable: he accused the Catholic priests of immoral conduct; the Catholic religion he considered an invention of popes and bishops; one could be a member of the church only after conversion; he held chiliastic views concerning the kingdom of God.
Bax, W. Het Protestantisme in het bisdom Luik I. The Hague, 1937: 120, 374.
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