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Gielis van Aerde, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, born at [[Lier (Antwerp, Belgium)|Lier]](Belgium), was taken prisoner together with [[Govert (d. 1551)|Govert Mertens]], [[Marie Vlamincx (ca. 1475-1551)|Marie Vlaminx]], and [[Anneken van Roosbroecke (d. 1551)|Tanneken van Roosbroecke]]. After a severe cross-examination on the rack, in which he publicly confessed his faith, he was hanged and burned at Lier on 31 January 1551 (not 1550; see <em>Offer</em> 569, note). Hans de Vette, who witnessed their execution, composed a song about these four martyrs of Lier, that starts with the words: "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert" ([[Lietboecxken, tracterende van den Offer des Heeren, Een|&lt;em&gt;Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren&lt;/em&gt;]], No.  17).
 
Gielis van Aerde, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, born at [[Lier (Antwerp, Belgium)|Lier]](Belgium), was taken prisoner together with [[Govert (d. 1551)|Govert Mertens]], [[Marie Vlamincx (ca. 1475-1551)|Marie Vlaminx]], and [[Anneken van Roosbroecke (d. 1551)|Tanneken van Roosbroecke]]. After a severe cross-examination on the rack, in which he publicly confessed his faith, he was hanged and burned at Lier on 31 January 1551 (not 1550; see <em>Offer</em> 569, note). Hans de Vette, who witnessed their execution, composed a song about these four martyrs of Lier, that starts with the words: "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert" ([[Lietboecxken, tracterende van den Offer des Heeren, Een|&lt;em&gt;Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren&lt;/em&gt;]], No.  17).
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
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Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: II, 96.
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: II, 96.
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Wolkan, Rudolf. <em>Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer</em>. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 63.
 
Wolkan, Rudolf. <em>Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer</em>. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 63.
 
 
 
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Gielis van Aerde, an Anabaptist martyr, born at Lier(Belgium), was taken prisoner together with Govert Mertens, Marie Vlaminx, and Tanneken van Roosbroecke. After a severe cross-examination on the rack, in which he publicly confessed his faith, he was hanged and burned at Lier on 31 January 1551 (not 1550; see Offer 569, note). Hans de Vette, who witnessed their execution, composed a song about these four martyrs of Lier, that starts with the words: "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert" (<em>Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren</em>, No.  17).

Bibliography

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: II, 96.

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: 1, 111. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm <br/>

Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 568-577.

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: VIII, 393; XIV, 18 f., No. 196.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 73.

Wackernagel, Philipp. Lieder der niederlandischen Reformierten aus der Zeit der Verfolgung im 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1867. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf, 1965: 126.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 63.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Gielis van Aerde (d. 1551)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 22 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gielis_van_Aerde_(d._1551)&oldid=81164.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Gielis van Aerde (d. 1551). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gielis_van_Aerde_(d._1551)&oldid=81164.




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