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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.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Wiszowaty, Andreas (1608-1678)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Oct 2016.,_Andreas_(1608-1678)&oldid=69297.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Wiszowaty, Andreas (1608-1678). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2016, from,_Andreas_(1608-1678)&oldid=69297.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 966. All rights reserved.

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