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Wilhelm von Bierck (Willem van Bierk) was an Anabaptist martyr who was executed in 1552 at Blankenburg (in the Harz?) together with two other brethren. They were put to death by beheading.


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, 132.

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: 526. Available online at:

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Bierck, Wilhelm von (d. 1552)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 7 Oct 2015.,_Wilhelm_von_(d._1552)&oldid=75635.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Bierck, Wilhelm von (d. 1552). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 October 2015, from,_Wilhelm_von_(d._1552)&oldid=75635.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 339. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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