Roelant Staeyert (d. 1569)

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Roelan(d)t Staey(a)ert was an Anabaptist martyr executed at Ghent, Belgium, in 1569. Particulars about this martyr are lacking. Verheyden did not find his name in the official records. His name is commemorated in a hymn in the Offer des Heeren (edition of 1578), beginning "Alsmen schreef duyst vyfhondert jaer, ende twee en tsestich mede." Roelant is listed as No. 30 in this hymn.


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, 407.

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: 759. Available online at:

Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Heeren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 652. Available in full electronic text at:

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium 1530-1595. Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 56.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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