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De Heere, a Dutch Mennonite family, originally living in Flanders, Belgium, whose members moved from there to Friesland to escape persecution. Whether Philips de Heere, formerly a sheriff at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, who fled to Franeker (Friesland), was a Mennonite or not could not be ascertained. In any case the noted poet Lucas de Heere (1534-1584), who was also a painter, the teacher of Karel van Mander, was not a Mennonite. It is not clear whether Philippus de He(e)re, who in 1672 married Antie Jans Agricola (Mennonite) at Franeker, was a descendant of Philips de Heere of Kortrijk. This Philippus de Heere was the ancestor of the Dutch Mennonite de Heere family, a number of whom bear the name of Scheltema de Heere. (See also Scheltema.) It has been proved that Jan Jacobsz, who was a well-known Mennonite elder, did not belong to the de Heere family as was formerly generally believed.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1867): 54.

Nederland's Patriciaat XXVII (1941): 218-20.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, A-L (I, Utrecht), later by J. P. de Bie and J. Loosjes (II, III, IV, V, and installment #29, The Hague, 1903-    : v. III, 604 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Heere, de, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 29 Jun 2017.,_de,_family&oldid=120504.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Heere, de, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 June 2017, from,_de,_family&oldid=120504.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 685. All rights reserved.

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