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Steven de Graet, whose real name was Steven Segaert, an Anabaptist martyr, a native of Kortrijk was executed by burning at the stake at Ghent, Belgium, on 7 April 1564, together with his mother Jozyne Steeghers, the widow of Cornelis Segaer(t), commonly called Sijntgen. Particulars are lacking. Both remained steadfast. Their names are found in the martyr hymn "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert, ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the Lietboecken (see also Graet, de).

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Steven de Graet (d. 1564)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steven_de_Graet_(d._1564)&oldid=96579.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Steven de Graet (d. 1564). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steven_de_Graet_(d._1564)&oldid=96579.




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