Aecht Melis (d. 1534?)

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Aecht Melis, an Anabaptist martyr, captured at Krommeniedijk in the Dutch province of North Holland, was put to death after horrible torture, presumably in 1534 (1542, the date given in the Martyrs Mirror, is wrong in any case), along with several other brethren and sisters, including her husband, Willem.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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, 62.

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: 465. Available online at:

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 170.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 70.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 18. All rights reserved.

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