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Oostende (Ostende), a seacoast town in West Flanders, Belgium (coordinates: 51° 14′ 0″ N, 2° 55′ 0″ E), was a Mennonite center; there may have been a congregation here in the 16th century; there is, however, no information about it. Claes Leks and Lucas de Groot, both natives of Oostende, were executed there as martyrs in 1548 and 1568.


Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 14.


Maps

Map:Oostende (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Oostende (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oostende_(West-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=59871.

APA style

van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Oostende (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oostende_(West-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=59871.




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