Maerten Saey-Wever (d. 1557)

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Maerten Saey-Wever, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium, with some other martyrs on 30 January 1557. His name is found in hymn No. 16, "Aenhoort, Godt, hemelsche Vader" (Hear, O God, heavenly Father) of the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren. His official name was Maerten (Martin) van Steertegem; he was a native of Wervik in Flanders and a weaver of serge. He left behind some furniture, which was confiscated.


Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Heeren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 564. Available in full electronic text at:

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, 184.

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: 568. Available online at:

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: VIII, 433, 437, 469; XIV, 22 f., No. 240.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 63, 72.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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