Pieter van Eynoven (16th century)

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Pieter van Eynoven (Eynhoven), a native of Antwerp, Belgium, a silk weaver 28 years old, had been baptized "according to Christ's teaching" by a certain Leenaert (namely, Lenaerdt Boeckbinder) at Antwerp. He later lived in Rotterdam, Holland, where he was seized and twice horribly tortured, but he remained true to his faith, and was condemned to die by fire with two companions on 28 March 1558, at Rotterdam. While the execution was being carried out a popular uprising broke out, to which he owed his forcible release.


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, 191.

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

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1905): 172.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 623.

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

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 170. All rights reserved.

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