Fransoois de Timmerman (d. 1569)

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Fransoois (Fransoys) de Timmerman (in van Braght, Martyrs’ Mirror, called François), an Anabaptist martyr living at Meenen (Menin) in Flanders, was arrested there with five others. They were all sentenced to death and executed by being burned at the stake at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, Belgium on 30 April 1569. Fransoois had been (re)baptized in 1562 or 1563. The other five were Jan Wattier, Pieter den Ouden (or Oudeghodt), Jan van Raes, Wouter Denijs, and Kalleken, the widow of the martyr Anpleunis vanden Berghe. They all remained loyal to their faith. Their goods were confiscated.


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, 408.

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:

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisen et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde : R. Allecourt, 1950: 39, No. 24.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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