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Martyrdom of Andries Langedul, Mattheus Pottebacker, and Laurens van der Leyen, Antwerp, 1559. Engraving by Jan Luiken Jan Luiken in Martyrs Mirror Martyrs Mirror , v. 2, p. 263 of Dutch edition. Scan provided by Mennonite Library <br/> and Archives Mennonite Library and Archives
Mattheus Pottebacker (Mattheus de Smidt or Smet), an Anabaptist martyr, beheaded with two other martyrs on 9 (or 4) November 1559 in the Steen castle at Antwerp, Belgium. Mattheus had been (re)-baptized by Gillis van Aken. His name is found in the hymn "Aenhoort Godt, hemelsche Vader" (Hear, O God, heavenly Father), found in the Dutch hymnals <em>Nieu Liedenboeck</em> of 1562 and <em>Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren</em> (No. 16) of 1563.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Mattheus Pottebacker (d. 1559)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mattheus_Pottebacker_(d._1559)&oldid=89496.

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