Charlo de Wael (d. 1562)

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Charlo de Wael, an unmarried man, an Anabaptist martyr, was, according to van Braght (Martyrs Mirror) burned at the stake at Hondschoote in Flanders in 1562, together with six other martyrs. But according to de Coussemaker he is identical with Charlo Vivier, born at Relly and burned at the stake as a Mennonite at Artois, France on 9 March 1561.


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, 298.

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: 663. Available online at:

Coussemaker, E. de. Troubles Religieux du XVIe Steele dans la Flandre Maritime 1560-1510. Brugge, 1877: I.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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