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Schelte Aedelezoon, an Anabaptist martyr, from Friesland, Netherlands, was burned at the stake at Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, on 13 May 1553, because he was rebaptized, opposed the Roman Catholic sacrament of the Mass, saying "that all that is done in the (Catholic) church is idolatry." He refused to recant and died loyally for his faith.

Bibliography

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, No. 746.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Schelte Aedelezoon (d. 1553)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schelte_Aedelezoon_(d._1553)&oldid=77496.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Schelte Aedelezoon (d. 1553). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schelte_Aedelezoon_(d._1553)&oldid=77496.




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