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Pieter Thymans (Peter Thijmanszoon), an Ana­baptist martyr of Zutphen, burned at the stake in Amsterdam, Holland, on 6 August 1552. By trade he was a cooper and later a bookbinder; he was baptized by Gillis van Aken. Pieter was in a group of twenty Anabaptists who were arrested at Amsterdam in May 1552. Only two of them were citizens of Amsterdam; all the others had come to Amsterdam from elsewhere. Pieter had come only eight days before he was arrested. Five were burned at the same time as Pieter, five more on 6 January 1553, and the other nine, who had not been rebaptized and who recanted, were only fined and banished.

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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, 142.

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

Grosheide, Greta. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der Anabaptisten in Amsterdam. Hilversum: J. Schipper, Jr., 1938: 160-62.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Pieter Thymans (d. 1552)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pieter_Thymans_(d._1552)&oldid=117833.

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1959). Pieter Thymans (d. 1552). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pieter_Thymans_(d._1552)&oldid=117833.




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