Geleyn Cornelis (d. 1572)
|Torture of Geleijn Cornelis, Breda,
1572. Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs
Mirror, v. 2, p. 605 of Dutch
edition. Scan provided by
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Geleyn Cornelis, an Anabaptist martyr, a shoemaker by trade, from Middelharnis, Dutch province of South Holland, was seized on 5 August 1572, on the Nieuwvaert at Klundert near Breda with six brethren and several sisters who were engaged in worship. There were perhaps 100 brethren and sisters together, but most were able to escape; the captured women also escaped. After ruthless, brutal torture by Alba's executioners the six were burned at the stake 7 August at Breda.
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, 603-605.
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: 930 f. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1912): 30-48.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 370.
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