Hansken in't Schaek (d. 1570)

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Hansken in't Schaek (Hans Schaek, or Koorde-drayer), an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 18 May 1570, at Brugge, Belgium. Hansken, who was born at Kortrijk, Flanders, was a member of the congregation at Brugge; while attending a meeting of this congregation on Ascension Day (4 May), 1570, in the woods of Tillegem near Brugge, he was arrested with a number of other members during a police raid. He remained stead­fast and refused to name other members of the church, and consequently had to suffer death. He was executed with Kaerle de Raedt and Willem Vernon.


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: Part II, 369.

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: 725. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Brugsche Martyrologium (12 October 1527-7 Augustus 1573). Brussels, [1944]: 61, No. 66. Available in full electronic text at: http://www.theologienet.nl/documenten/Verheyden%20Brugse%20Martyrologium.pdf.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 654-655. All rights reserved.

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