Gallus Kleermaecker (d. 1573)

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Gallus Kleermaecker (tailor), an Anabaptist martyr, who was executed at Antwerp in 1573 together with Sijntgen van Rousselare and Maeyken Gosens. The Martyrs' Mirror gives a letter of consolation and admonition, which is signed, "By me your weak brother and servant, to the utmost of my ability."


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, 644-646.

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: 695-697. Available online at:

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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