Sittart, Gijsbertus (17th century)

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Gijsbertus Sittart, apparently a physician, was a preacher of the Waterlander congregation at Leiden, Holland, serving there from before 1670 until at least 1679. In 1671 he negotiated with the trustees of the Leiden Flemish congregation concerning a merger of the Waterlanders with the Flemish, but without result (the two congregations united in 1701). In 1675 Sittart, called to account by the city magistrates, promised not to teach the doctrines of Socinus. Sittart was the author of Jeugd-Oefening in de Ware Godsdienst Zo als de zelve onderwezen werd in de gemeente Christi (diemen de Waterlandsche Doops-gesinde gemeente noemd) binnen Leiden (Leiden, 1675; reprinted there 1683 and 1704, and at Alkmaar, 1726). His daughter Remberta was married to Johannes Bremer, the Remonstrant pastor at Leiden, whose son Johannes Bremer was a well-known Mennonite pastor at Amsterdam. Hendrik Sittart, probably a descendant of Gijsbertus Sittart, was a deacon of the Leiden congregation from 1690.


Poole, L. G. le. Bijdragen tot de kennis van . . . de Doopsgezinden . . . te Leiden. Leiden, 1905: passim.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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