Carel van Tiegem (d. 1550)

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Carel van Tiegem (Thiegem), an Anabaptist martyr, born at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, and died at the stake there, 20 December 1550 (Martyrs Mirror incorrectly states 1559). He had formerly been a shoemaker, but at the time of his arrest he was a weaver. His goods were confiscated. During the execution a special guard was set up, because the magistrates feared a popular uprising.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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, …, 1686: 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:

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

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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