Adriaen van Hee (d. 1558)

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Adriaen van Hee, an Anabaptist martyr and a cutler by trade, was seized with five other brethren at a religious gathering in the forest of Obignies near Doornik (Tournai) in Belgium. They were imprisoned in Doornik for fourteen days, and afterward, because they remained steadfast in the faith, burned at the stake "bij den Bosch op de Henegousche Heerlijkheyd" (near the forest in the Henegou territory) at Obignies. This execution took place in 1558. Other brethren burned to death at the same time with Adriaen were Joos Meeuwens, Willem Goosen, Egbert de Hoedemaker, and Lambert van Doornik.


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, 203.

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: 584. Available online at:

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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