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Claes van Leeuwe (Leeuwen) was a rector of the Latin school at Zutphen, Dutch province of Gelderland, where he died in 1549. When it became known that he had been a Mennonite, having been baptized upon his faith, his corpse was exhumed and buried in unconsecrated earth. His wife Cornelia died as a martyr.


Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1881):42, note 1.



Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Leeuwe, Claes van (d. 1549)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Leeuwe,_Claes_van_(d._1549)&oldid=57876.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Leeuwe, Claes van (d. 1549). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Leeuwe,_Claes_van_(d._1549)&oldid=57876.




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