Herman Buens (d. 1563)
Herman Buens (Bienes), in van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror called simply Herman, was an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake at Rijssel (Lille), France, on 27 April 1563. According to Bibliographie he was a native of Borchloon and a son of Hendrik Aerts. By the zeal of the ardent inquisitor Titelman, after a Catholic priest, N. van Casteele, had denounced them, 12 Anabaptists at Halewijn in Flanders had been arrested and put in prison at Rijssel. Then some brethren and sisters had come to Rijssel and "called to the prisoners over the fortification, for their consolation. "One of those visitors was Herman, whose father likely was among the prisoners. Having been seen by a policeman, Herman was arrested, and "holding immovably to the mercy of God" suffered martyrdom.
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: II, 300.
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: 665. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.
Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: II, No. 299.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 287.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 709. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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