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Eloy (Loy, Lodewijk) Pruystinck, Anabaptist leader, by trade a slater, who was taken prisoner at Antwerp, Belgium, in July 1544, and after recanting was burned at the stake on 23 October 1544. He had many followers, called Eloisten or Loisten, not only in Antwerp, but also in Amsterdam and other towns. It is possible, though the matter is not clear, that he was a follower of David Joris.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 143.

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. 275-76, 290, 292, 294, 295, 306.

Rembert, Karl. Die "Wiedertäufer" im Herzogtum Jülich. Berlin: R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1899: 168, Note 2, 175.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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