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Anthonis de Wever, an Anabaptist martyr, was seized with eleven fellow believers on 11 March 1571, at Deventer, Holland, by the constables of Duke Alba, and after severe torture was beheaded on 25 May 1571.

See Anneken, the wife of Ydse Gaukes.


Bibliography

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, 552-554.

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: 885. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 29-37.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 75.



Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953


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Neff, Christian. "Anthonis de Wever (d. 1571)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 21 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Anthonis_de_Wever_(d._1571)&oldid=53926.

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Anthonis de Wever (d. 1571). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Anthonis_de_Wever_(d._1571)&oldid=53926.




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