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Aelken Jansdochter, an Anabaptist martyr of the Hague, was married to Simon Diericx, a turner of Middelburg in the Dutch province of Zeeland, and about 37 years of age. She was rebaptized in Middelburg and because she "persisted," that is, would not forsake her faith, she was burned at the stake there in 1569. The exact date is not known, although it was presumably 2 May.

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Pekelharing, K. R. Bijdragen voor de geschiedenis der Hervorming in Zeeland, 1524-1572. Middelburg, J.C. & W. Altorffer, 1866: 92.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Aelken Jansdochter (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 27 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aelken_Jansdochter_(d._1569)&oldid=132141.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1955). Aelken Jansdochter (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aelken_Jansdochter_(d._1569)&oldid=132141.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 19. All rights reserved.


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