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Dordrecht, 1558.  Engraving by  
 
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Jan Luiken in [[Martyrs' Mirror|Martyrs Mirror]] Martyrs Mirror ,  
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by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library <br/> and Archives] Mennonite Library  
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by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library  
  
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and Archives]'']]    Joris (Joostenszoon) Wippe was an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr drowned at [[Dordrecht (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)|Dordrecht]], Dutch province of [[South Holland (Netherlands) |South Holland]], on 1 October 1558. He was a native of [[Meenen (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Meenen]] in [[Flanders (Belgium)|Flanders]], [[Belgium|Belgium]]. [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|Van Braght's]] statement that he had formerly been a burgomaster of Meenen has proved incorrect; in the list of burgomasters of Meenen his name is not found. After his conversion he emigrated to Dordrecht in the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]], adopting the trade of cloth-dyeing. He was a charitable man who dealt generously with the poor, widows, and orphans. On 28 April 1558 he was arrested at Dordrecht and soon sent to The Hague for trial. After some time he was returned to Dordrecht, where he was sentenced to death by drowning on 4 August 1558. The execution was postponed because the executioner refused to put to death a man who was renowned for his goodness. Not until October, after much hesitation, was he secretly drowned in a wine cask. The Dutch martyr books have preserved three letters by Joris Wippe: the first two were written to his wife from prison in [[Hague, The (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)|The Hague]]; the third, a striking letter to his children, was written from the Vuylpoort prison at Dordrecht after he had been sent back to Dordrecht. All the letters are undated.
 
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'']]    Joris (Joostenszoon) Wippe was an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr drowned at [[Dordrecht (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)|Dordrecht]], Dutch province of [[South Holland (Netherlands) |South Holland]], on 1 October 1558. He was a native of [[Meenen (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Meenen]] in [[Flanders (Belgium)|Flanders]], [[Belgium|Belgium]]. [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|Van Braght's]] statement that he had formerly been a burgomaster of Meenen has proved incorrect; in the list of burgomasters of Meenen his name is not found. After his conversion he emigrated to Dordrecht in the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]], adopting the trade of cloth-dyeing. He was a charitable man who dealt generously with the poor, widows, and orphans. On 28 April 1558 he was arrested at Dordrecht and soon sent to The Hague for trial. After some time he was returned to Dordrecht, where he was sentenced to death by drowning on 4 August 1558. The execution was postponed because the executioner refused to put to death a man who was renowned for his goodness. Not until October, after much hesitation, was he secretly drowned in a wine cask. The Dutch martyr books have preserved three letters by Joris Wippe: the first two were written to his wife from prison in [[Hague, The (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)|The Hague]]; the third, a striking letter to his children, was written from the Vuylpoort prison at Dordrecht after he had been sent back to Dordrecht. All the letters are undated.
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: Part II, 203.
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: Part II, 203.

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Drowning of Joris Wippe, Dordrecht, 1558.  Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs Mirror, v. 2, p. 203 of Dutch edition. Scan provided by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library and Archives]
Joris (Joostenszoon) Wippe was an Anabaptist martyr drowned at Dordrecht, Dutch province of South Holland, on 1 October 1558. He was a native of Meenen in Flanders, Belgium. Van Braght's statement that he had formerly been a burgomaster of Meenen has proved incorrect; in the list of burgomasters of Meenen his name is not found. After his conversion he emigrated to Dordrecht in the Netherlands, adopting the trade of cloth-dyeing. He was a charitable man who dealt generously with the poor, widows, and orphans. On 28 April 1558 he was arrested at Dordrecht and soon sent to The Hague for trial. After some time he was returned to Dordrecht, where he was sentenced to death by drowning on 4 August 1558. The execution was postponed because the executioner refused to put to death a man who was renowned for his goodness. Not until October, after much hesitation, was he secretly drowned in a wine cask. The Dutch martyr books have preserved three letters by Joris Wippe: the first two were written to his wife from prison in The Hague; the third, a striking letter to his children, was written from the Vuylpoort prison at Dordrecht after he had been sent back to Dordrecht. All the letters are undated.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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: Part II, 203.

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: 551, 584, 926. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Verheyden, A. L. E. "Mennisme in Vlaanderen." Unpublished mss.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Joris Wippe (d. 1558)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 1 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Joris_Wippe_(d._1558)&oldid=92179.

APA style

van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Joris Wippe (d. 1558). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Joris_Wippe_(d._1558)&oldid=92179.




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