Pieter Potvliet (d. 1562)

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Pieter Potvliet, an Anabaptist martyr, a native of Thielt in Flanders, a weaver, was beheaded with his brother Jelis Potvliet and Jelis Strings at Wervik, Flanders, Belgium, in 1562 (exact date unknown). They had been sentenced to be burned at the stake, but because the heavy rains had made the wood too wet to burn they were beheaded.


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: 289.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: III, 386.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 173. All rights reserved.

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