Vaille, Anthony del (16th century)
Anthony del (de la Faille) Vaille was a councillor of the court of Friesland, Netherlands, ca. 1550. A zealous Roman Catholic, he was a collaborator of the Inquisition in hunting heretics. In September 1557 he sent a friendly invitation to the Mennonite Jacques d'Auchy of Harlingen, whom he had met at an earlier date. As soon as Jacques, unaware of danger, arrived he was apprehended, put in prison, tried, and executed on 14 March 1559. Later a few members of the de la Faille family were Mennonites.
Reitsma, J. Honderd jaren uit de Geschiedenis der Hervorming . . . in Friesland. Leeuwarden: Kuipers, 1876: 89, 96.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 796. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
©1996-2013 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.
MLA style: van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Vaille, Anthony del (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 June 2013. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/vaille_anthony_del_16th_century.
APA style: van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Vaille, Anthony del (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 June 2013, from http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/vaille_anthony_del_16th_century.