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Hans (Hansken) Lisz, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake at Brugge, Belgium on 11 December (Martyrs' Mirror, 10 Dec.), 1561. He belonged to the congregation of Brugge, of whom a number of members were arrested while holding a meeting. Twelve of them were executed. Verheyden, who studied the documents, did not find the name of Hans Lisz among them; so he supposes that Hans Lisz may be identical either with Jehan (Hans) Cant of St. Winnoxbergen in Flanders, or with Jehan Bertheloot of Cassel, Flanders, who were both executed on 11 December 1561.

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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, 288.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 660.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Brugsche Martyrologium (12 October 1527-7 Augustus 1573). Brussels, [1944].  50: No. 42 f.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Hans Lisz (d. 1561)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hans_Lisz_(d._1561)&oldid=107900.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Hans Lisz (d. 1561). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hans_Lisz_(d._1561)&oldid=107900.




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