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Jacob Peeters (in the official records Jacob Peeters Aertssone), by trade a cooper, was burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium on 22 October 1551. (The Offer des Heeren and later martyrbooks, including van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror, give the date as 2 October.) No particulars are known about this martyr, except that he admitted that he had been (re) baptized and he was not willing to recant. He died with Pieter (Peter) Bruynen and three other brethren. Van Braght does not report the name of Jacob Peeters, but states that on the same day still "another brother" was executed. This unknown martyr must have been Jacob Peeters.

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Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 177, note 1.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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. Part II, 128.

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: 498. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: VIII, 405, 415; XIV, 18 f., No. 207.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jacob Peeters (d. 1551)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacob_Peeters_(d._1551)&oldid=118380.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jacob Peeters (d. 1551). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacob_Peeters_(d._1551)&oldid=118380.




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