Peters, Rhode (17th century)

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Rhode Peters, listed in van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror as one of seven Swiss Brethren teachers (preachers) and elders imprisoned in the penitentiary at Bern, Switzerland in 1659. Samuel Geiser, however, lists eleven, but does not name Rhode Peters. He is per­haps identical with "Peter Friedle (Frider) von Biglen" found in the Geiser list, and also in Ernst Müller's list of those banished in 1660. The matter awaits clarification  (see Himmelberg, Anthoni).


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: II: 826.

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: 1124. Available online at:

Geiser, Samuel. Die Tauf-gesinnten-Gemeinden. Karlsruhe, 1931: 395, 399.  

Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld: Huber, 1895. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1972: 179 ff., 191.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 154. All rights reserved.

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