Willem Aertsz (d. 1567)

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Willem Aertsz (Willem de Hoedemaker), a Dutch Anabaptist martyr, born at Driel in Gelderland, a young man living at Ieper in Flanders, was captured at Zwevegem and burned at the stake on the market place of Kortrijk, Belgium, on 8 November 1567. His property was confiscated. Willem, who had been a member of the church since 1563, was a son or brother of Hendrik Aertsen and Janneken Cabiljaus, both of whom died as martyrs.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 952. All rights reserved.

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