Maccovius, Johannes (1588-1644)
Johannes Maccovius (Makovski), a Reformed theologian, came from Poland to Franeker in the Netherlands in 1613 as tutor of some young Polish noblemen who were students at the University of Franeker. In 1615 Maccovius was appointed professor of theology in this university. He was an ultra-orthodox follower of Calvin, who continually came into conflict with other Calvinistic theologians, and who at the Reformed synod held at Dordrecht in 1618-1619 took a rigid attitude against all kinds of religious toleration. Maccovius attacked the Mennonites in a few writings, particularly in Proton Pseudos Anabaptistarum, a bitterly prejudiced book.
Maccovius was married three times; his first wife was Antje van Uylenburgh (d. 1634), a sister of Saskia van Uylenburgh, known as Rembrandt's wife.
Kuyper, Abraham. Johannes Maccovius. Leiden: Donner, 1899.
Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. Leiden, 1911-1937: IX, 637-639.
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