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Laurens Pietersz (Lauwereins Peters), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake on 30 March 1568 on the Veerle square at Ghent, Belgium, with Jan van Parijs, Pieter Aelbrechts (Pierken van Cleve), and Hendrik Maelschap. They were executed in a barbarous manner. They had not yet been baptized on their faith. Their names are found in a hymn, "Als men schreef duyst vijhondert jaer ende twee en tsestich mede," No. 1 of the supplement to the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren. Laurens was (according to the records) a native of de Kempen, a region northwest of Antwerp.

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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: II: 367.

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

Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 652.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 372.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Laurens Pietersz (d. 1568)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Laurens_Pietersz_(d._1568)&oldid=108567.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Laurens Pietersz (d. 1568). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Laurens_Pietersz_(d._1568)&oldid=108567.




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