Joos Casteels (d. 1567)

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Joos Casteels (or Josse van den Casteele, called Joost Kasteel by van Braght, Martyrs Mirror), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake at Kortrrjk (Courtrai) in Flanders, Belgium on 8 November 1567, together with Jaques (Jacob) Mestdach, Willem Aertsz, and Karel Hannebeel. Joos, born at Reckem, was arrested at Zwevegem in Flanders. He had been a member of the church since 1563.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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, 358.

>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: 715. Available online at:

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde : R. Allecourt, 1950: 37, No. 18.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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