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Robbert van Hooghveldt (Hoogvelt) was a preacher of the Flemish Mennonite congregation of Utrecht in the Netherlands 1646-1663. He held stern views concerning banning and intermarriage and in 1659 disagreed with his co-preachers Willem van Maurik, Goris van Aldendorp, Arent van Heuven, Johan (Jan) Andries van Aken, and a number of deacons, who took a more moderate view. The troubles led to the excommunication of van Maurik and the other moderate preachers and to a division in the congregation, which was not healed until 1675.  In these quarrels van Hooghveldt played an important but not very fair part. He denounced his antagonists to the city government, accusing them of Socinianism, and invoked the help of the Reformed pastors against them.

During this conflict van Hooghveldt published the following writings: Korte doch Noodighe Waerschouwinghe . . . (n.p., 1659); Copye van de Beschulding . . . (n.p., n.d.); Kort verhael van 'tgene verhandelt is . . . (Utrecht, 1661); Kort bericht . . . (Leeuwarden, 1669).

The Hoogvelt family is also found in Amsterdam; some of them served as deacons in the Lamist Mennonite congregation in the 17th and 18th centuries.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1916): 152-188, passim.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Het protestantsche vaderland: biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche godgeleerden in Nederland, 8 vols. Utrecht, 1903-1918: IV, 266 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Hooghveldt, Robbert van (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 May 2016.,_Robbert_van_(17th_century)&oldid=65394.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Hooghveldt, Robbert van (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 May 2016, from,_Robbert_van_(17th_century)&oldid=65394.

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