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Van Male is a family name of Mennonites in Flanders and at Amsterdam. Cornelis Jansz van Male was a preacher and elder of the Old Flemish congregation meeting at "de Kruikjes" at Amsterdam. He died about 1620 at a very advanced age. Among the Mennonite martyrs found in Offer and Martyrs' Mirror are Pieter van Male and Marijntgen and Pierijntgen van Male, all of Ghent, Belgium, and executed there in 1562 and 1564.


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, 289.

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: 656-666. Available online at:

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1866): 104-107.

Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis van de Doopsgezinden in Nederland II. 1600-1735 Eerste Helft. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon n.v., 1940: 131 f.

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. 444. All rights reserved.

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