Jacob of Wormer (d. 1549)

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Jacob of Wormer, Dutch province of North Holland, an Anabaptist martyr, who according to van BraghtMartyrs' Mirror, was burned at the stake at Amsterdam in 1542, together with his wife Seli. They are obviously identical with Jacob Claesz of Landsmeer and his wife Cecilia Jeronymusdochter, both executed at Amsterdam in 1549. Van Braght himself suggests this identity.


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, 61, 85,

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: 464. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 386.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 64. All rights reserved.

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