Plonius (d. 1561)
Plonius (Pluen, Pleunis), an Anabaptist martyr, was drowned in the Rhine on 29 November 1561, at Cologne, Germany, with Johann von Orval. The account in van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror is brief and incorrect. He only mentions the year of execution and not the date; he reports that two other martyrs, Orvel and Jan, were executed with him. This must be a mistake; Orvel and Jan were the same person, namely, Johann von Orvall. Plonius was a tailor, a native of Emmerich, Germany.
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, 286
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: 654. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.
Der Mennonit IX (1956): No. 1, p. 11.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Plonius (d. 1561)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Feb 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Plonius_(d._1561)&oldid=129997.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Plonius (d. 1561). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 February 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Plonius_(d._1561)&oldid=129997.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 196. All rights reserved.
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