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Wouter van Stoelwij(c)k (of Stolwijk in the Dutch province of South Holland?), an Anabaptist mar­tyr, was burned at the stake at Brussels, Belgium, on 24 March 1541. Van Braght says he was exe­cuted at Vilvoorde, but this is a mistake. Van Braght also relates that he was arrested in 1541, but this too is wrong: he was captured on 11 February 1538, and imprisoned at the castle of Vilvoorde for more than three years. Particulars are lacking. In prison Wouter wrote a long letter which was published under the title Een trostelycke Vermaninghe (1558) and which is found in the Martyrs' Mirror.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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: 51-61.

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: 455.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1870): 51.

Haeghen, Ferdinand van der, Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais, 2 vols. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: I, 377 f., 669 f.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde : R. Allecourt, 1950: 62, No. 10.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Wouter van Stoelwijk (d. 1541)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 31 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wouter_van_Stoelwijk_(d._1541)&oldid=118812.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Wouter van Stoelwijk (d. 1541). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wouter_van_Stoelwijk_(d._1541)&oldid=118812.




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