Frans Dirksz Quintijn (Frans of Wormer) was a revolutionary Anabaptist, who at a meeting at Wormer in the Dutch province of North Holland had unfolded the plan to take the city of Alkmaar by force of arms; but when he arrived at Alkmaar to prepare the attack, he was taken prisoner on 24 January 1535, together with his wife Breghte Adams and four others. On 1 February he was burned at the stake. In the sentence no mention is made of the planned attack. Frans was sentenced to death because he had been rebaptized and had also rebaptized others.
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