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Grietgen, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake at Belle (Bailleul) in Flanders in 1556 with her aunt Francijntgen, and Maeyken Doornaerts. In spite of the special efforts to convert her because of her youth, she remained steadfast to the end.

Bibliography

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, 166.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 175.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Grietgen (d. 1556)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grietgen_(d._1556)&oldid=94956.

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1956). Grietgen (d. 1556). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grietgen_(d._1556)&oldid=94956.




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