Andries Jacobsz (d. 1568)

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Burning of Jakob Dircks and sons, Antwerp, 1568.
Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs Mirror, v. 2, p. 371 of Dutch edition.
Source: Rijksmuseum.

Andries Jacobsz (also called Adriaen Jacobsen), a Flemish Anabaptist martyr, son of Jacob Dirksz and brother of Hans (Jan) Jacobsz, was burned at the stake together with them on 17 March 1568 at Antwerp. Van Braght relates that he was betrothed at the time he was captured and that his fiancee and also his sister were among the bystanders who witnessed the execution. The father, Jacob Dirksz, had some time previously fled with his family from Utrecht in the Netherlands to Antwerp in order to escape persecution.


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, 370.

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: 724. Available online at:

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: X, 14, 68; XIV, 54-55, No. 632.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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