Joannes Victors1

M, #17856, b. before 13 June 1619, d. December 1679

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Last Edited24/01/2020
Birth*Joannes Victors was born before 13 June 1619 in Amsterdam.2
BaptismJoannes Victors was baptized on 13 June 1619 Oude Kerk, Amsterdam.2 
Marriage*He married Jannetjen Gerrits Bellerts on 22 February 1642 Amsterdam. This date is assumed as the marriage would likely take place after the third reading of the banns which would have been on the 15th.3
Ondertrouw On 28 February 1642 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Amsterdam, Joannes Victors and Jannetjen Gerrits Bellerts made an ondertrouw agreement, in other words recorded a 'binding intention' to marry.1 
Death*He died in December 1679 Indonesia, it is possible he was in Batavia at the time.4


Jannetjen Gerrits Bellerts b. a 1620
Occupation* Between 1635 and 1679 Joannes Victors was a painter who became numbered among the so-called Dutch Golden Age painters. After 1672 he fell on hard times and enrolled with the VOC as a ziekentrooster and in 1676 was sent to Indonesia [Batavia?] where he died in December 1679.4
Names in the record, in publications, etc.15 January 1643, the name of Joannes was written in the record as Jan Victor.2


  1. [S387] Website Gemeentearchief Amsterdam ( "…."
  2. [S883] Franesco Uys Rootenberg, "Dutch Masters in the Pretorius bloodline", Familia (Franesco Uys Rootenberg) 51, No. 4 (2014). Hereinafter cited as "Dutch Masters in the Pretorius bloodline."
  3. [S883] Franesco Uys Rootenberg, "Dutch Masters in the Pretorius bloodline", The marriage banns of their parents, the painter “Joannes VICTORS” and “Jannetie BELLERS”, both of Amsterdam, were first proclaimed on 1st February 1642.
  4. [S428] Website Wikipedia (
  5. [S883] Franesco Uys Rootenberg, "Dutch Masters in the Pretorius bloodline", Whilst I have thus far been unable to unearth the baptismal record of Johanna VICTORS, she is listed (as Jannetje), together with her brother Gerrit and her other siblings, Stijntie, Lysbet, Victor, Eva and Elsie VICTOR, on the 8th August 1664 in the testament of their father, “Jan VICTOR, kunstschilder”, widower of Jannetjen [Gerrits] BELLERTS.

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