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Karel (Charles) van Tiegem (Thieghem), an Anabaptist martyr, steadfastly suffered martyrdom at the stake on 20 December 1560 (van BraghtMartyrs' Mirror, erroneously has 1559 without exact date), at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, Belgium. Karel was a native and citizen of Kortrijk. At first he was a shoemaker, then a weaver. His few possessions were confiscated.

Supersedes Carel van Tiegem

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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: 242.

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: 617. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/contents.htm.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde, 1950: 35, No. 11.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Karel van Tiegem (d. 1560)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 23 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Karel_van_Tiegem_(d._1560)&oldid=121182.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Karel van Tiegem (d. 1560). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Karel_van_Tiegem_(d._1560)&oldid=121182.




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