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Willem (de) Rijke(n) (Willem de Rijker, or de Rickere, Guillaume de Riche), an Anabaptist mar­tyr, burned at the stake at Meenen in Flanders, Belgium, on 5 December 1572, with Christoffel Fierens. Willem was probably a relative of the martyr Christiaen de Rijcke.

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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: 640.

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: 961 f.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen  (1899): 111. (Note, where the date of his execution is incorrectly given as 18 August 1575.)

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 643.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Willem Rijke (d. 1572)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_Rijke_(d._1572)&oldid=109773.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Willem Rijke (d. 1572). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_Rijke_(d._1572)&oldid=109773.




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