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Willem Cornelisz of Hazerswoude, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake at The Hague, Holland, on 15 April 1534. Willem had been among the Anabaptists who sailed from Amsterdam for Münster in March 1534. He is identical with the anonymous martyr listed in the Martyrs' Mirror as having been executed in 1532.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
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