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Heyndrik (Heyndrick) van Dale, an Anabaptist martyr, was drowned at Antwerp, Belgium, on 3 April 1562 because he "persisted in his heresy of rebaptism." He was unmarried. He had been baptized by Joachim de Suyckerbacker. Van Braght's <em>Martyrs' Mirror</em>, who calls him simply Hendrik, gives 15 August 1561 as the date of the death of a group of seven martyrs which included Hendrik. This is an error. The song mentioned by van Braght in which Hendrik and other martyrs are celebrated and beginning, "Lieve broeders, wij groeten u met sanghen" (Dear Brethren, we greet you with hymns), is found in the <em>Nieu Liedenboeck</em> of 1562 and is included by Wackernagel in Lieder der . . . Reformierten.


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, 288.

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: 655. Available online at: <span class="Hypertext"></span>:

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: IX, 132, 140; XIV, 30 f., No. 353.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Heyndrik van Dale (d. 1562)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 May 2016.

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