Wiszowaty, Andreas (1608-1678)
Andreas Wiszowaty (1608-1678), a Unitarian theologian, great-grandson of Fausto Sozzini, studied in Leiden, Holland, in 1631, served the Unitarian church in Poland until he was expelled in 1658, traveled in Hungary, lived at Mannheim, Germany, 1663-66, and from then until his death in Amsterdam. He is said to have published 62 writings, some of which influenced the Dutch Mennonites. Wiszowaty also co-operated in the revision of the Rakow catechism.
In the early 18th century a Wiszowaty family, four sisters, probably great-granddaughters of Andreas, were baptized into the Amsterdam Zonist congregation, in 1713, 1716(?), 1718, and 1721.
Kühler, W. J. Het Socinianisme in Nederland. Leiden, 1912: 229 f., 236ff.
Church records of Amsterdam.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 966. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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