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Hendrik van Etten, born at Breda, Dutch province of North Brabant, Anabaptist martyr, was seized with his friend Abraham Picolet by soldiers of Duke Alba, and although they had not yet been baptized, they were burned at the stake at Antwerp in 1569 together with Maeyken van der Goes after a frank confession of their faith. In prison van Etten wrote several letters which have been lost, in which as an ex-soldier he exhorted his friends to persevere in the battle assigned to them.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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: II, 475.

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: 818. Available online at: <span class="Hypertext">http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm</span>.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff.  Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 614.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956


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Neff, Christian. "Hendrik van Etten (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendrik_van_Etten_(d._1569)&oldid=81900.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Hendrik van Etten (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendrik_van_Etten_(d._1569)&oldid=81900.




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