Frans Dirksz Quintijn (d. 1536)

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Frans Dirksz Quintijn (Frans of Wormer) was a revolutionary Anabaptist, who at a meeting at Wormer in the Dutch province of North Holland had unfolded the plan to take the city of Alkmaar by force of arms; but when he arrived at Alkmaar to prepare the attack, he was taken prisoner on 24 January 1536, together with his wife Breghte Adams and four others, including including Aegje Elinxdochter and Elbert Pieter Sinckes. On 1 February he was burned at the stake. In the sentence no mention is made of the planned attack. Frans was sentenced to death because he had been rebaptized and had also rebaptized others.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 17-20.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 159.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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