Jeronimus Schepens (d. 1576)

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Jeronimus Schepens was an otherwise unknown Anabaptist martyr, a shipbuilder, who was burned at the stake 14 July 1576 on the Veerle square at Ghent, Belgium, together with Raphael van de Velde. The proceeds of his goods sold after confiscation indicate that he was well-to-do.


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, 715.

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: 1026.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 66, No. 237.

Author(s) Nanne van ders Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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