Rypert Claesz, an Anabaptist martyr of Driesum in Friesland, Netherlands, was beheaded with two others at Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland, on 17 March 1537. He confessed "that he belonged to the sect of the Anabaptists, but had not yet been (re)baptized"; this, however, was not due to lack of desire on his part, but to want of an elder to administer the rite. He wished to receive baptism on his faith as soon as possible.
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