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Dirks Sytze (Zijtze), an Anabaptist martyr, was sentenced to death by the Court of Holland on 16 May 1535. He was a native of Gauw, Friesland. In March 1534 he had joined the Anabaptists who sailed from Amsterdam intending to go to Münster. At Bergklooster he was arrested. Sytze is said to have been an Anabaptist preacher.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 121, No. 148.

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, 745.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Sytze Dirks (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sytze_Dirks_(d._1535)&oldid=96694.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Sytze Dirks (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sytze_Dirks_(d._1535)&oldid=96694.




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