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Willem Zeylmaker (Willem Dirksz), of Amsterdam, was a notorious Dutch Anabaptist leader of the revolutionary Batenburger group. He is said to have had many adherents at Alkmaar and other places. Arrested at Utrecht, Netherlands, in May 1544, he was burned at the stake on 7 February 1545, together with Cornelis Appelman, another revolutionary leader.

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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, Nos. 265, 301, 307, 310.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 17, 21, 29 f.; (1917): 140.

Mellink, Albert F. De Wederdopers in de noordelijke Nederlanden 1531-1544. Groningen: J.B. Wolters, 1954.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Willem Zeylmaker (d. 1545)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_Zeylmaker_(d._1545)&oldid=111986.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Willem Zeylmaker (d. 1545). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_Zeylmaker_(d._1545)&oldid=111986.




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