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Pleun (Pleunis), official name, Ampleunis van den Hoevele (Huevele), an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium, on 22 October 1551 (not 2 October as is stated in van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror), Peter Bruynen, Jan de Oude Kleerkoper, Martin du Petitz, and Jacob Peeters suffered martyr­dom with him. Pleun was a linen weaver, born at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders. These martyrs have been commemorated in the hymn "Tot lof des vaders, soons, heyligen geest" (To the praise of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), found in Offer des Heeren and also in the Ausbund (No. 10); and the hymn "Ic sal met vruechden singen een Liet" (With joy I will sing a song), found in Lietboecxken (No. 5), was written in memory of Pleun, Peter, and Jan.

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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, 128.

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: 524.  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., 1562, 1567, 1570, 1578, 1580, Amsterdam, 1590, n.p., 1591, Amsterdam, 1595, Harlingen, 1599. The 1570 edition is cited as reproduced in BRN II., 51-486, including Een Lietboecxken, tracterende van den Offer des Heeren (pp. 499-617): 177, note 1, 184 ff., 521 ff.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1861-1919) (1899): 83, 154.

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad. VIII: 405, 415; XIV: 20 f., No. 210.

Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: II, 756, No. 631.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 379.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 61, 66, 127.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Pleun (d. 1551)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pleun_(d._1551)&oldid=130080.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Pleun (d. 1551). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pleun_(d._1551)&oldid=130080.




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