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Blacksmith, an Anabaptist martyr whose name is unknown, was put to death by beheading at Komen (Commines) in Flanders, Belgium, in 1551. He was executed in prison rather than in public because the authorities feared a popular demonstration.

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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, 105.

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


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Blacksmith (d. 1551)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blacksmith_(d._1551)&oldid=129167.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Blacksmith (d. 1551). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blacksmith_(d._1551)&oldid=129167.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 351. All rights reserved.


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