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Waasten(e) (Warneton), a town formerly located in the province of West Flanders and now part of the municipality of Comines-Warneton in Hainaut, Belgium. Here there was a Mennonite congregation about the middle of the 16th century, of which, however, there is no further information. Waasten was one of the congregations in whose name Adriaan van Kortrijk wrote to the congregation of Antwerp ca. 1545. Like most congregations in Flanders it was probably soon wiped out by persecution. Hans Vermeersch was an Anabaptist martyr in Waastene in 1559.

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Verheyden, A. L. E. Anabaptism in Flanders, 1530-1650: A Century of Struggle. Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History 9. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1961.

Verheyden, A. L. E. "Het Mennisme in Vlaanderen (1530-1650)." Ph.D., Ghent, 1946.

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Map:Komen (Hainaut, Belgium)

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Waasten (Hainaut, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Oct 2016.,_Belgium)&oldid=134398.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Waasten (Hainaut, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2016, from,_Belgium)&oldid=134398.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 865. All rights reserved.

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