Hans de Goudsmid (d. 1562)

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Hans de Goudsmid (also called Hans de Zilversmid or Hans van Osnabruggen, i.e., of Osnabrück in Hannover, Germany), an Anabaptist martyr, was executed at Antwerp, Belgium, by drowning on 31 October 1562. Van Braght names a martyr Hans, who is obviously identical with this martyr, and gives the day of his death as 15 August 1561. But this must be wrong; according to the official records studied by Génard, no martyr was executed at Antwerp on that date. Hans de Goudsmid and six other martyrs, executed at Antwerp about the same time, are celebrated in a song found in the Nieu Liedenboeck (1562), which begins "Lieve Breeders, ick groet u met sanghen." The song was published by Wackernagel.


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, 288.

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: 655. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad XIV: 32 f.,  No. 269.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 250.

Wackernagel, Philipp. Lieder der niederlandischen Reformierten aus der Zeit der Verfolgung im 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1867. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1965: 140.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 649. All rights reserved.

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