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Wouter (Gaultier van der Weyden), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake at Ghent, Belgium on 11 April 1551. Wouter, who was a native of Lier in the Belgian province of Brabant, had fled with some others to Ghent, but they were soon arrested and imprisoned in the Gravensteen castle. Some of this group apostatized, but four of them suffered martyrdom. For particulars, see Goris Cooman.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Wouter (d. 1551)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wouter_(d._1551)&oldid=86261.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Wouter (d. 1551). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wouter_(d._1551)&oldid=86261.




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