Adriaen Rogiers (d. 1572)

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Adriaen Rogiers, an Anabaptist martyr, was born in "Rossemlant" in the Dutch province of Gelderland, and from about 1560 lived at Ghent in Belgium, where he was baptized into the congregation in 1562 or 1563. By trade Adriaen was a hatter. It appears that he was imprisoned for a considerable time. During his imprisonment he wrote three letters to his wife, which are included in the Martyrs' Mirror as well as in other martyr books. He was burned at the stake in Ghent on the Vrijdagsmarkt on 4 December 1572 at the age of 35. Sharing martyrdom with him were Martin van den Straeten, Mattheus Bernaerts, and Dingentgen van Hondschoote.


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, 623-631.

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: 947-959. Available online at:

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: No. 206, p. 59.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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