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Gielt Eelckezoon, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake at Leeuwarden, Dutch province of Friesland, on 5 March 1555. He had been rebaptized and sharply denounced the Catholic doctrines, saying that all that goes on "in the Catholic Church is idolatry."

Bibliography

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 746.

Reitsma, Johannes. Honderd jaren uit de geschiedenis der hervorming en der Hervormde Kerk in Friesland. Leeuwarden: Kuipers, 1876: 63.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Gielt Eelckezoon (d. 1555)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gielt_Eelckezoon_(d._1555)&oldid=81166.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Gielt Eelckezoon (d. 1555). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gielt_Eelckezoon_(d._1555)&oldid=81166.




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