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Anthonis (Anthoon) Fockes was an Anabaptist martyr, executed for his faith at Leeuwarden in the Dutch province of Friesland on 31 December 1554, along with Allart Jansz. He was put to death by drowning. He condemned all that was done by the Roman Catholic Church as idolatry.


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Reitsma, Johannes. Honderd jaren uit de geschiedenis der hervorming en der Hervormde Kerk in Friesland. Leeuwarden: Kuipers, 1876: 63.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Anthonis Fockes (d. 1554)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 5 May 2016.

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