Willem van Haverbeke (d. 1561)

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Willem van Haverbeke (Guillaume van Hamerbele), an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake on 20 November 1561, at Kortrijk, Belgium, together with Absolon de Zanger. Willem, who was born at Gulleghem, a weaver by trade, lived at Meenen, Flanders. His property was confiscated. He is said to have been a preacher; in his home were found a number of heretical books and letters by Anabaptist leaders. (Van Braght's <em>Martyrs' Mirror</em> states wrongly that he was executed in 1558.)


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: 201.

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: 582.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde : R. Allecourt, 1950: 35, No. 13.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Willem van Haverbeke (d. 1561)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Nov 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_van_Haverbeke_(d._1561)&oldid=69219.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Willem van Haverbeke (d. 1561). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 November 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Willem_van_Haverbeke_(d._1561)&oldid=69219.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 953-954. All rights reserved.

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