(1516–1566), elder of the Dutch refugee (stranger) church in London and author. Scion of an ancient line of patricians of Ghent, Utenhove studied under Joris Cassander in the city of his birth. After allowing a heretical rhetorical play to be performed at his country house in 1543, he was pressured to leave the city and fled to Germany. In 1545 he settled in Strasbourg and formed friendships with the leaders of the Alsatian reformation—Martin Bucer, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and Paul Fagius.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).