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Willem Hoedemaker (hatmaker), an Anabaptist martyr, was arrested during a meeting near Doornik, Belgium. He was first brought to Doornik, thereupon to Bergen (Mons), where he was tried, and finally burned at the stake at Obignies near Doornik in 1558 (exact date unknown) with five other brethren, all of whom remained steadfast.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685. Part II: 203.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 584.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Willem Hoedemaker (d. 1558)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_Hoedemaker_(d._1558)&oldid=109766.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Willem Hoedemaker (d. 1558). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_Hoedemaker_(d._1558)&oldid=109766.




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