(Flysteden; d. 1529). Rhenish martyr; b. perhaps Fliesteden, near Cologne, Ger.; probably not assoc. with Anabap. movement as at times alleged; to Cologne in December 1527; rejected idolatrous worship of mass and other features of RCm; tried to gain converts to Lutheranism; arrested in 1527 Christmas season; imprisoned nearly 2 yrs., last 9 mo. with A. Clarenbach*; their religious convictions given in pamphlets circulated by friends 1528 and after execution; refused to recant under torture; burned at Cologne September 28.
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