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Egbert (de Hoedemaecker), an Anabaptist martyr, a hatter. He was taken prisoner at a meeting near Doornik in Belgium, first brought to Doornik and then to Bergen (Mons), where he was tried. He was executed by burning at the stake at Obignies near Doornik in 1558 (exact date unknown) with five other brethren. All remained steadfast.


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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, 203.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 502.



Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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