Louwer, Bartel (ca. 1580-after 1670)

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Bartel (Bartholomeus) Louwer (Lauren, Louren, Louwers) was born at Goch, Germany, about 1580, d. at Amsterdam after 1670. In his youth Bartel traveled through many countries and lived in 1617 for some time at Vilna, Lithuania. From 1642 he was preacher (later elder) of the Flemish congregation of Amsterdam until about 1660. Bartel Louwer published Kort Verhael, eens Gesprecks, voorghevallen in der Wildae oft Vylnae (Amsterdam, no date; 2nd edition, no place, 1655; 3rd edition, Amsterdam, 1664). An extract of this booklet and some biographical notes on Louwer are found in Maatschoen's Aanhangzel. Louwer, who was a champion of strict Mennonite principles, was a representative of the Amsterdam congregation in the Flemish conferences at Haarlem in June 1649 and Leiden in June 1660. He was a friend of T. J. van Braght, to whom he gave a letter from Zurich, Switzerland (<em>Martyrs Mirror</em>), containing particulars about the martyr Hans Landis.


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: 805.

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: 1104. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 695.

Meihuizen, H.W. Galenus Abrahamsz. Haarlem, 1954: 35, 71-73.

Schijn, Hermann. Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten .. . in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten . . . Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: III, 249-69.

Visscher, H. and L.A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, A-L v. I Utrecht, 1903-    ; later by J. P. de Bie and J. Loosjes, vv. II, III, IV, V, and installment #29. The Hague, 1903-     : V, 621-623.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Louwer, Bartel (ca. 1580-after 1670)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 21 Jul 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Louwer,_Bartel_(ca._1580-after_1670)&oldid=89070.

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1953). Louwer, Bartel (ca. 1580-after 1670). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 July 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Louwer,_Bartel_(ca._1580-after_1670)&oldid=89070.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 403-404. All rights reserved.

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