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<span>Pieter Potvliet, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, a native of [[Tielt (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Thielt]] in Flanders, a weaver, was beheaded with his brother [[Jelis Potvliet (d. 1562)|Jelis Potvliet]] and [[Jelis Strings (16th century)|Jelis Strings]] at [[Wervik (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Wervik]], Flanders, Belgium, in 1562 (exact date unknown). They had been sentenced to be burned at the stake, but because the heavy rains had made the wood too wet to burn they were beheaded. </span>
 
<span>Pieter Potvliet, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, a native of [[Tielt (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Thielt]] in Flanders, a weaver, was beheaded with his brother [[Jelis Potvliet (d. 1562)|Jelis Potvliet]] and [[Jelis Strings (16th century)|Jelis Strings]] at [[Wervik (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Wervik]], Flanders, Belgium, in 1562 (exact date unknown). They had been sentenced to be burned at the stake, but because the heavy rains had made the wood too wet to burn they were beheaded. </span>
 
 
 
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<span>Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, </span><span>…</span><span>, 1685. Part II: </span><span>289.</span>
 
<span>Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, </span><span>…</span><span>, 1685. Part II: </span><span>289.</span>
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<span>Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. </span><em><span>Mennonitisches Lexikon</span></em><span>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: </span><span>III, 386.</span>
 
<span>Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. </span><em><span>Mennonitisches Lexikon</span></em><span>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: </span><span>III, 386.</span>
 
 
 
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Pieter Potvliet, an Anabaptist martyr, a native of Thielt in Flanders, a weaver, was beheaded with his brother Jelis Potvliet and Jelis Strings at Wervik, Flanders, Belgium, in 1562 (exact date unknown). They had been sentenced to be burned at the stake, but because the heavy rains had made the wood too wet to burn they were beheaded.

Bibliography

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. 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.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: III, 386.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Pieter Potvliet (d. 1562)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pieter_Potvliet_(d._1562)&oldid=83923.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Pieter Potvliet (d. 1562). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pieter_Potvliet_(d._1562)&oldid=83923.




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