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Grietgen (Geertruydt), an Anabaptist martyr, wife of Anthonis van Houtere, of Weert, Dutch province of Limburg, was drowned in Antwerp, Belgium, on 31 December 1558, together with Lynken Jacops, Stijntgen van Aken, and Tanneken  van Cluyten. She is listed in the song "Aenhoort Godt, hemelsche Vader" in the Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren (No. 16, and No. 39).

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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, 202.

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

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Grietgen (d. 1558)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grietgen_(d._1558)&oldid=94957.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Grietgen (d. 1558). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grietgen_(d._1558)&oldid=94957.




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