Jacques Bostijn (d. 1562)

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Jacques (Jaques) Bostijn  (Coppin Bostijn), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake on 16 July 1562, at the Vrijdagsmarkt at Ghent, Belgium, with Laurens Al­berts, Pieter van Maldegem, and Pieter van Male. His name is celebrated in the song "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert Jaer," in the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, edition of 1578 and follow­ing. He was a native of Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders. Members of the Mennonite Bostijn family were found in the Amsterdam "Lam, and Toren" congregation in the 17th and 18th centuries. They may be related to this martyr.


Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 650;

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, 289,

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

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 28, No. 88.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jacques Bostijn (d. 1562)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacques_Bostijn_(d._1562)&oldid=65654.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jacques Bostijn (d. 1562). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacques_Bostijn_(d._1562)&oldid=65654.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 67. All rights reserved.

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