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G. Kleermaker is listed by van Braght in his Martyrs Mirror as an Anabaptist martyr, executed at Antwerp, Belgium, in 1573 (exact date and method of execution not given). A letter written by G. Kleermaker in prison to "J. H.," a sister of the congregation, is found in the Martyrs Mirror. But this information is incomplete and probably incorrect. No martyr by this name was found among die victims in Antwerp. G. Kleermaker may be identical either with Coenraad Cleermaker or with Gillis Glercq, Nos. 1044 and 1052 of Génard's list in Antwerpsch archievenblad XIV, who were both banished from the city and not put to death.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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, 644-646.

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: 965-967. Available online at:

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Kleermaker, G. (d. 1573)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Apr 2017.,_G._(d._1573)&oldid=129933.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Kleermaker, G. (d. 1573). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 April 2017, from,_G._(d._1573)&oldid=129933.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 194-195. All rights reserved.

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