Oostende (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)

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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.


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


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. 25 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oostende_(West-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=59871.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Oostende (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oostende_(West-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=59871.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 69. All rights reserved.

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