Absolon de Zanger (d. 1561)

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Absolon de Zanger (Absolon van Combe, van Tomme), an Anabaptist martyr, a weaver by trade, was burned at the stake 20 November 1561, at Kortrijk in Flanders, together with Willem van Haverbeke. Van Braght wrongly places this martyrdom in 1558.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: Part II, 200.

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: 582. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/contents.htm.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde : R. Allecourt, 1950: 35, no. 12.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1955). Absolon de Zanger (d. 1561). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 October 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Absolon_de_Zanger_(d._1561)&oldid=129876.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 8. All rights reserved.

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