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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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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 90.

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: v. I, No. 746.

Reitsma, J. Honderd jaren nit de Geschiedenis van de Hervorming in Friesland. Leeuwarden, 1876: 23.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Rypert Claesz (d. 1537)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rypert_Claesz_(d._1537)&oldid=111392.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Rypert Claesz (d. 1537). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rypert_Claesz_(d._1537)&oldid=111392.




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