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Goudeken (Aldegonde) de Jonckheere (Joncheere), an Anabaptist martyr, executed on 21 July 1562, at Ghent, Belgium. She was 28 years of age, a daughter of Gherolf and a native of Merendree in Flanders. She was burned at the stake together with four other women, among whom were her sisters Vijntgen and Janneken, because they "persisted in their rebaptism." Concerning these martyrs van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror, relates: "They confessed their faith without fear and remained steadfast until death." Their names are included in the song "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaer ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren. Besides these three sisters, a brother Pieter de Jonckheere was executed on 12 March 1562 at Ghent.

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Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570 : 650.

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, 289.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 432.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 29, No. 92.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Goudeken de Jonckheere (ca. 1534-1562)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 2 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goudeken_de_Jonckheere_(ca._1534-1562)&oldid=107816.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Goudeken de Jonckheere (ca. 1534-1562). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goudeken_de_Jonckheere_(ca._1534-1562)&oldid=107816.




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