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Janneken de Jonckheere (Joncheere), an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 21 July 1562, at Ghent, Belgium, together with her sisters Vyntgen and Goudeken and two other Mennonites. She was born at Merendree in Flanders. She was about 26 years of age. Further particulars were not available. Van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror, mentions this martyr twice, once in 1562, without exact date and once in 1569, which is wrong. Janneken is celebrated in a song, "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaar, ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, 1578 and following editions.

Bibliography

Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1578: 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, 407.

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, 759. 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. 93.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Janneken de Jonckheere (ca. 1536-1562)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Janneken_de_Jonckheere_(ca._1536-1562)&oldid=108191.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Janneken de Jonckheere (ca. 1536-1562). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Janneken_de_Jonckheere_(ca._1536-1562)&oldid=108191.




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