Jacques Mergaert (d. 1577)
Jacques Mergaert, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium, with Hans Corneliszoon de Ruytere and Hans Bret on 4 January 1577. Jacques was born at Ghent and was sentenced to death for attending forbidden meetings of the Anabaptists, being rebaptized, and persevering in this "heresy."
Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XIII, 210; XIV, 98 f., 1119.
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