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Calleken Steens (also called Calleken Swef or Catignies Swelz), an Anabaptist martyr, the daughter of Andries and wife of Augustijn, a native of Sweghem, Flanders, was put to death for her faith by being burned at Rijssel (Lille, France) in 1564, probably 22 February, with Janneken Cabiljaus.

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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: II, 300.

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: 664. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: No. 737.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Calleken Steens (d. 1564)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calleken_Steens_(d._1564)&oldid=86464.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Calleken Steens (d. 1564). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calleken_Steens_(d._1564)&oldid=86464.




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