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Willem Aertsz (Willem de Hoedemaker), a Dutch Anabaptist martyr, b. 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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Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 715.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Willem Aertsz (d. 1567). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_Aertsz_(d._1567)&oldid=86082.




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