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Vliermaal, a village near Hasselt in the Belgian province of Limburg (coordinates: 50° 50' 24" N, 5° 25' 46" E), where in 1538 a number of Anabaptists were sentenced to death. Some Ana­baptists from Aachen, Germany, and from England had recently settled in the region of Hasselt. According to somewhat inexact information nine men were burned at the stake and ten women executed by drowning. These victims were apparently Ana­baptists. Their names are not given, with one excep­tion: Jannes van Rommerswael, who was exe­cuted at Curingen near Hasselt, 14 June 1538.


Bax, W. Het Protestantisme in het Bisdom Luik I. The Hague, 1937: 161.


Map:Vliermaal, Limburg

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Vliermaal (Limburg, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Mar 2017.,_Belgium)&oldid=109323.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Vliermaal (Limburg, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 March 2017, from,_Belgium)&oldid=109323.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 838. All rights reserved.

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