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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. 30 Apr 2016.,_de,_family&oldid=120504.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Heere, de, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2016, from,_de,_family&oldid=120504.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 685. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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