Fijt Pilgrims (d. 1537)

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Fijt Pilgrims (Veit Pelgrims, Fitus to Pilgrams) was an Anabaptist martyr, who was brutally tortured at Gladbach in the duchy of Jülich, Germany, in 1537), when he steadfastly confessed his faith, and was then burned at the stake.

See Pilgrims, Veit (d. 1537)


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: II, 33.

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: 440. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 375.

Rembert, Karl.  Die "Wiedertäufer" im Herzogtum Jülich.  Berlin: R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1899: 15, 437.

Date Published 1956

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