Cornelis Cornelisz (ca. 1531-1571)
Cornelis Cornelisz (Cornelis de Gijselaer in Martyrs’ Mirror), was an Anabaptist martyr. He was arrested when a meeting of many Mennonites at Klundert was surprised on 5 August 1571 (not 1572, as Martyrs’ Mirror states). He was a well-to-do citizen of Dordrecht (Dutch province of South Holland), 40 years old, and a cloth shearer by trade. He had married the widow of the martyr Valerius de Schoolmeester. Some years previously he had been rebaptized near Emden in East Friesland by a preacher called "Leenaertsoen" (perhaps Leenaert Bouwens) Several times he was tortured, but he remained true to his faith and was executed, apparently in October 1571.
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, 603-5.
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: 929-931. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1912): 35, 39, 42-43.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 213.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 712. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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