Tobias Quintincxsz (d. 1549)

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Tobias Quintincxsz (Questincx), an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 20 March 1549, at Amsterdam, Netherlands, with seven others. Tobias, a cobbler, was a citizen of Amsterdam (not a native of Linninkhausen as is reported in Mennonitisches Lexikon). He was charged with the crimes of rebaptism (baptized by Gillis van Aken) and persisting in his heresy. On 14 February he was severely tortured. Tobias and his fellow martyrs died valiantly. Van Braght published the sentence from the original records in the Martyrs' Mirror; the name of Questincx given here is garbled. Tobias's property was confiscated. He and his co-martyrs are commemorated in the hymn "Tis nu schier al Vervult ons broeders getal," found in Veelderhande Liedekens of 1556 and the following editions.


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, 1685: Part II, 82.

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: 483. Available online at:

Grosheide, Greta. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der Anabaptisten in Amsterdam. Hilversum: J. Schipper, Jr., 1938: 155 ff., 308.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 418.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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